Hi there! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! This passed week I’ve been keeping myself busy with sewing, and sometimes it feels like I have more ideas than I have fabric. So I turned my attention to my growing pile of scraps, and decided to tap into what I already had lying around. And this is what I made!
This is a simple jacket, plush and warm for the upcoming cooler weather. I initially intended to make it out of one fabric (and therefore, one color) but I just didn’t have enough. And looking back, I’m glad I didn’t, because I’m really loving the two-tone look that’s going on.
I made this jacket by tracing a fitted cardigan I already had. I cut out one large piece for the back, two pieces to make up the front, two sleeves, and one long 8 inch strip and a 3 inch strip to make the waistband, cuffs, and collar piece. I also cut out two rectangles to turn into pockets.
The black fabric used for the sleeves, cuffs, and bands is a sturdy knit fabric with minimal stretch. It’s heavier than the gray fabric, so during the cooler months my arms will stay nice and warm, and my body won’t get overheated.
I opted out of adding buttons, because I like the idea of just grabbing this jacket and throwing it on as I walk out the door. And I never usually button up cardigans or coats anyway, so I figured I could save myself the trouble this time around.
This was a quick project, taking me just an evening to finish. I’m really pleased with this jacket, and I plan on making more, as well as regular tops and cardigans, in the near future.
Speaking of tops, here is a sneak peak of the topic of my next article!
Definitely keep your scrap pieces of fabric. You never know what you’ll be able to come up with!
Happy sewing everyone!