Knipmode mei 2016 – Jasje 25
Do you ever have the fabric tell you what it wants to become?
Most of the time, this kind of inspiration is amazing and highly practical, but sometimes it… isn’t.
When I first saw this fabric (stretch katoen) I thought of a pencil skirt, but when the time came to cut into it I wasn’t feeling it… The fabric really wanted to be a jacket!
I only had about a meter of it and my budget for extra fabric for this month is long gone. That limited my pattern options a bit.
Suddenly I remembered a jacket I’d made when I first started sewing and immediately knew that it was exactly what I wanted!
The only thing was… it was a pattern from a magazine.
This one to be exact:
It had been a while since I’ve used a non-PDF pattern.
When I first started sewing, I had a subscription for this magazine and the kids version (Knippie).
I made a few items from them, but soon discovered the PDF pattern world and never looked back.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love browsing through the pages and really like a lot of the models and styles. I just do NOT enjoy the tracing process and the maze of lines that need to be deciphered.
Give me a printer and some tape anytime!
But Livia, if you dislike the process so much why in the world did you put yourself through it willingly then? Well, because the final product is great and, in the end, it’s all worth it! 😛
The pattern chosen was the Jasje 25:
A simple, but tailored, jacket with a front zipper.
Since the jacket is constructed out of smaller pattern pieces and the fabric isn’t directional getting it out of a meter wasn’t a problem at all.
Oooooh I love it so much!
I shortened the sleeves because I like theses proportions better on me. I feel that long sleeves with shorter jackets draw the attention to the hips, while shorter sleeves takes the eyes to the waist.
This fabric is a dream to work with and has the perfect amount of stretch and weight for this pattern.
I made a straight size 40, no grading necessary for this one… woot!
The pattern is absolutely beginner friendly. It may look a bit intimidating, but if you follow all the steps carefully, there are no bumps on the way! 😉
See what I meant? Totally worth the hassle! lol
The pattern is, unfortunately, not available for purchase and download at the Knip Mode website. So if you’re interested in making the jacket, you’ll have to get your hands on an exemplar of the magazine.