A few weeks back, I decided to sew a jacket from an unusual pattern - from Indygo Junction. The pattern was originally printed in 2005, and somehow ended in my stash. Probably found it at a sale somewhere.
It's got several views, with no way to tell which view is which. And definitely not the best directions either. But, I decided I wanted to make a wool jacket for the Sewing Expo in Washington. Even though it was spring weather in California, I knew it would be freezing in Puyallup!
With just a yard of my favorite checkered black/gray fabric, I knew I needed to find other wools to combine . So I bought a new grey wool jacket at a garage sale for $1.
I decided to bind all the seams with black seam binding because my checkered wool is loosely woven. And even though I worked on the jacket a lot, there was just something that didn't look right. (The way the front draped!) And with no more time before my trip, I just left it on the form.
Now that I'm back from the trip, I've decided to figure out what else I can do to make the jacket turn out great. I looked in my boxes of wools, and found these amazing rolls of firm wool binding. Probably found these at a garage sale too. (One of the advantages of getting older, I find all sorts of wonderful things hiding in boxes in my sewing room!)
The light lavender looks kind of neat on the front edges of the jacket.
So, I've decided to take out the jacket facing, which was too stiff for a drapey jacket. I am going to try and add some of the wool binding, maybe even both colors of purple? It should wrap around the edges, and can easily be cut narrower, without raveling, because it is tightly woven wool.
Truly, it's okay to let sewing projects languish awhile, so you can think about them. It's when you put it away in a bag that it gets forgotten and never finished.