My entry for this week’s challenge at the Sew Weekly was posted yesterday. The theme for the week was “red”, of course. And I just had to take the opportunity to refashion this thrifted high-end RTW jacket in honor of my Dad. He has the kindest heart and always gave me a wonderful Valentine. His family also founded a tiny northern Vermont town, where I spent idyllic summers and school holidays with him. I’m a Daddy’s girl through and through.
The jacket, before:
Take that, Michael Kors. Think he would even recognize the jacket after I had my way with it?
Next week’s theme is Academy Award related, and being a huge film fanatic, I just had to make something. It’s done and ready to photograph, yippee! But I think I’m going to skip a few after this one. I am loving the Sew Weekly challenges, but I also really like to take my time with things. And I have a few personal sewing goals that I want to focus on, mainly concerning perfecting fit. That’s something I simply can’t tackle while rushing around to meet a self-imposed weekly deadline that includes meeting the criteria of a theme. After wearing my purple Clovers for a day, they became too baggy to flatter. I want to perfect them while they are still fresh in mind, so that I can move on to making them up in different fabric for spring. I also have a Taffy blouse and Simplicity 2724 dress to make. And my eyes are set on a waxed canvas jacket for spring. Multiple zips! For now, here’s a preview of my garment for next week’s Sew Weekly challenge: