Has the weather been crazy where you live? Because it has definitely been "interesting" here in Georgia. By interesting I mean that one week it is in the 30s, then the next week it is in the low 70s. What?!? This up and down weather has made me a little disheartened about finishing my Kelly Anorak because I am not even sure when I will be able to wear it. So, it was good for me to take a small break from this project and sew my last cardigan.
Nevertheless, it is time to get back to business!
I worked up the courage, and cut out all the pattern pieces for the jacket. There were a lot of pieces, maybe 20 if I had to guess. I didn't keep track, I just kept cutting. I figured a size 8 would be more than roomy enough according to the finished measurements.
I was also able to cut out my muslin pieces! It is becoming real ya'll! I am going to make a jacket!
I will begin sewing my muslin up as soon as I get backfrom a trip out of town. I was debating how far to go with the muslin, and I believe I will use this it as a way to get some practice in for the final garment. Yes, I will definitely tweak the fit of this jacket,but there are so many new techniques for me that I think a dry run would be helpful.
The feature I am most excited about is the gusset pockets! They are 3D-shaped pockets that are super roomy for holding items. I haven't decided if I will be adding the drawstring feature on the muslin, but I might.
It is quite obvious that this project is a bigger, ongoing one, so I am not going to be rushing through it. For March my goal is to finish the muslin.
I will check in with you once I get a little further along!