Monday, February 2, 2009

Anything But Ordinary Jacket

I just finished this fleece warmup (and, as you can see from my red face, just played a tennis match in it) from Louise Cutting's pattern for the "Anything But Ordinary" jacket and my TNT pants pattern. I would never have let this picture go into something so long lasting as an internet site had I not been determined to show I've been sewing something lately. This really was a muslin for the jacket. I like the way the front is a little shorter than the back and I don't really mind the dropped shoulder, but I think I look better in a little more fitted shape. Sigh. That grey Vogue jacket looks so much better on me (I can't find a finished picture, but trust me, it looks pretty good); however, it's a lot more complicated to construct. Still, this one worked well for it's purpose. It was cozy in the cool weather and easy to remove as I warmed up on the court. Plus, when I finished tennis I ran errands in rain and kept perfectly dry!


Summerset said...

It is not bad at all - you now know which pattern suits you better and this red jacket definitely fits the purpose you intended for it. Looks great with the white tneck and red pants.

doris. said...

I agree that you look better in a fitted jacket. I made this jacket, too, and came to the same conclusion so I gave the jacket away. It was worth the time making it, though, for the pattern instructions full of designer techniques.