First thing first… I entered my Louisa-meets-Swing-skirt-dress to the Compagnie.M’s sewing contest. You have until Thursday 20th to vote for your favorite HERE, so go and vote for me 🙂 well, if you like that dress!
Done. So I made Nituna Jacket which was on my KCW list. I already cut fabric but just didn’t have time during KCW.
I got this pattern in SewFab pattern bundle last fall and had been wanted to make one. I saw some great versions on internet and was so excited to make mine.
The main fabric is from Kokka and it is canvas? kind of? I’m not sure. I bought this on sale of some online fabric shop like Fabricworm or so. It looks bit hard but actually it has soft texture and I love it.
I used a sherpa fabric which I found at JoAnn’s red tag rack for the lining. I thought about making it with more light spring-y fabric, but I couldn’t help using this combination. Isn’t it perfect?
Sewing this jacket was fun, except the welt pockets. I have read Meg’s post about Nituna Jacket and her “welt pockets meltdown” and this was my very-first-time-in-my-life to sew the welt pockets, I was bit nervous. And as Meg said, I couldn’t figure out what to do from the instruction of this pattern, either. Finally, I modified the pattern and used my Japanese sewing book for the reference and made them.
Well, isn’t it so bad as the very-first-time-in-my-life attempt?
I also had tough time with sewing buttonholes. The seam was too thick to use the buttonhole foot so I sewed them manually using zigzag stiches. Phew!
Anyway, I love how it turned out. T is already growing out of her duffle coat which I made this winter, so this will be her new jacket. It has some room to grow for her, so hopefully she can wear this next fall.
Now she’s running away.