Moving on from the blankety goodness of my Tessuti Sydney jacket, I have made another blankety jacket that hits the winter warmer spot. My inspiration for this jacket came from a couple of lovely lady's, the first being Nikki from Styling You and her lovely Blue Bungalow jacket/cape and the second a couple of days later came from Lara over at Thornberry. Her Lekala 4114 was what pushed me over the line.
Lekala are patterns that appeal to me on price point and they are sized to my exact measurements. The one thing that holds me back a bit is the lack of photographs. I am a person that needs a good visual before taking a leap. Their new upload your project feature, hopefully will take care of that and I will certainly be adding my latest project to their site.
The fabric I chose was a lovely wool blend from The Fabric Store that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago. It was originally purchased for a Grainline Cascade but I changed my mind when I realised it may have been just a tad too busy. I had 2.5 metres of it so actually cutting into it for a project that required much less than that was a big ask. I do not like wastage in any form, so the fact I have a metre left over does bother me slightly. Despite this, the resulting jacket is now one of my favourites.
I lined it with a piece of op shop pongee lining in light grey. To finish it and to stop it falling off my shoulders, I added a hook and eye at the neck.
The actual pattern placement was the biggest part of this project and I am quite proud of how it worked out. You can't really tell it has separate sleeves due to the expert pattern matching, if I do say so myself!