Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grainline Morris




This pattern appealed to me from the moment it was released.  It is no secret that I love a good cardigan and this jacket is just a step up from a cardigan.  It is comfortable, can take me anywhere from work to weekend and looks good as well.


I bought my medium weight stretch interfacing on Saturday morning and had the jacket finished by the end of the day with a few activities thrown in the middle for good measure.


I used a piece of op shop ponti that was in my stash and cut the jacket to size 6, grading out to size 8 in the hips.  In my haste I didn't notice the centre back seam and couldn't understand why my back hem facing wouldn't fit.  My solution was to stitch a faux seam up the back.  I hand stitched all of the facings to the jacket
and this was the most time consuming part of the whole project.

I am really happy with this jacket.  I love the casual feel of it, and the fit.  It is the perfect stash buster and I am now busy shopping my stash for more potential Morris jackets.






10 comments:

  1. I love your fabric choice! I'm sure it's really comfortable but it also looks polished. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! The comfort factor was definitely a draw card

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  2. Great jacket! A definite wardrobe staple.

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    1. Absolutely! I am looking forward to trying it in a stretch woven now.

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  3. Cute and versatile jacket. It looks like a quick sew and in a ponte knit, it would be wrinkle free and comfortable.

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    1. Thank you! It would have been much quicker had I not hand stitched down the facings.

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  4. Unstructured jackets are a wardrobe must have. Love this ponte version and glad that you were able to overcome the back seam error.

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    1. Grey is also such a versatile colour. It makes a change from black.

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  5. Your Morris looks great on you, that is such a versatile colour as well. Good job!

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    1. I am loving the grey but couldn't resist adding a black one as well.

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