Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Newest Inspiration

I have been eyeing this fabric from Joann's Cosmopolitan collection for quite some time. I was thinking it would make a perfect jacket:

It might be difficult to see in the photo but the fabric is some sort of linen blend with a black sort of floral print on it. I picked the fabric up yesterday after I received some gift cards for my birthday.

I will be using Simplicity 2645 to make the jacket- view B which is the short sleeve version with the v-neck.

Well I have decided that I can't stop at the jacket. I wanted to make the skirt to go with it. I just ordered a dark gray suiting from Denver Fabrics to make the skirt. And because I can't leave well enough alone, I decided I needed another jacket to go with the skirt in the same suiting fabric. So I will end up with three pieces that I can switch out: the black and white print jacket, the gray jacket, and the gray skirt. It will be a mini wardrobe.

I'm excited to start working on this but have many other projects to work on as well.



  1. I love that fabric - can't wait to see the finished project!

  2. That is really nice fabric. When I enlarged the picture, I could see the linen style. Very nice.

  3. It's going to be a fabulous project! I loveeeeeee the fabric. Perfect for the jacket pattern. Great choice! I cant wait to see it finished! ;)