One of the things I like about sewing up strike-offs of fabrics is that it forces me to be more creative. The other seamstresses are good at what they do, so just making a plain top or something isn’t trying hard enough. I want to make something awesome with the strikes!
Awesome it is. She’s all ready for middle school now!
This is the long jacket option for the Foliis by Sofilantjes in French Terry. The only modification I made was to make it a little less wide on the bottom and the skirt is a size 12 long, while the bodice is a 14 long. It would have been too long for the 1 yard of fabric I had. I also just wanted to conserve some fabric width and it seemed wide enough by shaving off a few inches from the bottom width.
The arms and hood have a quilted faux-leather fabric that has a cotton backing that I acquired at Joann’s Fabric store. It has stretch to it, so it should be comfortable to wear. The plain black is a black ponte knit. I used the ponte knit for the pockets.
When making these jackets with the Foliis pattern, I put the lining inside hood piece and the outside hood edge as the fabric I want to be visible. The other pieces won’t really be visible when the hood is down.
As I had a little bit left of the fabric, I made a little top to go underneath. This was a “pattern” of my own. I use that term loosely as I just kind of threw it together and didn’t draft a pattern for it. I used a pattern block of mine and moved it around to cut the pieces out. That’s how I roll at 11pm at night.
The black on this top is a lightweight jersey. It should be really comfy for her to wear under the jacket.
I have two more prints from this round to share. They are all different and so interesting. See the prints on the round here.