A couple weeks ago, Sherry Werum, of www.mosaicque.com, came to speak at our guild. The following day, she did a class on sweatshirt jackets. I have always wanted to do one, and this was just what I needed to get me started.
And yesterday, I got it finished!
Forgive the lack of a smile and the marks from my swim goggles! But I'm really pleased with how this turned out!
You may remember I started with a different fabric combination,
but neither my husband nor I liked the dull mottled fabric. It was just too grey, and both of us said I wouldn't wear it.
So, hunting through the stash, I found this pretty fabric
along with a dark pink and dark green that played nice.
And I just had enough! We're talking very small scrap pieces left. Another one out of the stash!
After following the class instructions, I got it put together. But it still felt like a big sweatshirt. To alleviate some of that, I sewed the side seams like an hourglass, so that it fits closer to my body and adds a bit of shape. I also took some tucks in at the shoulders, both front and back,
which gets rid of the football player shoulders, but I still have room to move.
The back looks like the front
and I considered some darts in the back. For now, I'll leave it alone.
There's a bit of quilting, but not too much or it would make it too stiff.
I'm wearing it this morning, it's a perfect weight for our cool weather.