I'm slowly starting to get back into the habit of doing little bits of projects here and there, instead of just... procrastinating... constantly.
Today, I cut apart a few different commercial patterns, so when I do need them, that one extra step of prep work won't be part of the process.
I also noticed this jacket in the Closet of Abandoned Things, and decided to have a go at it again.
Several years ago, I thrifted this giant men's wool blazer. Size 18 is what it says on the tag. I promptly washed it. As you might expect from 100% wool fiber, it shrank, but it doesn't have that special thrift store odor on it anymore. (I'm not sure now if that's due to the washing, or if it's only conformed to the other scents in my house over years of exposure, but that was the idea.)
I cut the sleeves off, and dreamed that one day it might become an elegant blazer-doublet hybrid.
Then it sat.
Now here it is, the lining partially detached, and the body of the garment tucked and pinned in approximately the right proportions.
I added princess seams to both the back and front, and pulled in the side seams a good two inches toward the top. The back seams currently end in little box pleats, and the front seams should taper out nicely at the pockets.
Is it perfect yet? Well, no. There's still work to be done. But I am incredibly pleased with how it looks thus far!
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