There really should be an 8th day of the week, called Sew Day.
And all you do is sew without interruption.
I know - living in a fantasy land, right??
Turning the Page: Sewing For the Seasons, I'm totally OCDing over Rebecca Page Patterns, and I'm sharing why (along with a few HACKS)!
Read to the bottom to find out how YOU can win PRIZES at the end of our Blog Tour, along with a listing of my enchanting fellow Bloggers' Fall Wardrobe stories!
The Canadian Tuxedo Style
- Exterior welt pockets
- Knit sleeve option
- Hood (duh!)
- Back panel ruffle
I love that the hood will keep my head and neck warm in the fall/spring seasons, and whenever Husband is driving with the Air Conditioning too high and my nose is ready to fall off it's so darn cold.
It is a single hood, but with two sets of hood panels, it could easily be sewn with a double hood, totally concealing any inside seams.
|To work, or play? that is the question...|
It's all in the details - the ruffle, hood, seams, waistband, and even the snaps...it looks store bought!
I love the details too - like the quilting (my first time doing it!). It may take a bit of time, but it's well worth the effort.
The welt pocket is the perfect size to keep my hands warm, and I was able to use some scraps for the pockets and interior lining.
The pink fabric is actually an old blanket my mother-in-law's sister gave me from a fabric stash (two car loads of sewing supplies) this past summer.
I knew as soon as I saw that blanket that it would be either the Amsterdam Jacket or Riley Vest. Riley won!
Now, my only mishap was the blanket fabric. It is SCRATCHY.
Like Itchy and Scratchy scratchy. And not comfortable.
So how did I solve that dilemma? By cutting another collar piece (scrap knit), cutting a good inch off each edge, hemming the edge, pinning it on the inside, and sewing it onto the collar.
OMG - what a difference that made - now my Riley is so beyond perfect!
I Lava It (see what I did there?)
The hood is a double hood, meaning it's lined inside, so you see no seams.
And it's quite comfortable to wear as either a cowl or a hood.
I used a really long shoelace I found (sorry Husband if it's yours!) for the tie, cotton lycra for the sleeves, hood, and pocket, and lightweight sweatshirt fabric for the main bodice.
- August 20: Rebecca Page (Intro), Sewjourns, Soul fed on Thread
- August 21: Sarcastic Sewist, PatchWitch, Flaxfield Sewing by Anca
- August 22: Princesse et Tresors, Bellephant, The Scatty Sewer
- August 23: BigFlyNotions, Stitched by Jennie, Millie's Place Handmade
- August 24: Sweet Sprocket, Australian Sewing, Advice & Inspiration, The Sewing Unicorn
- August 25: LIVIALITY, Diskordia's Curvy Sewing, Simply Kyra
- August 26: Seams So Lo, Middle River Studio, Jot Designs