I have wanted to get back to the blog and this period of self-isolation we are all experiencing has provided both the time and the incentive. It’s a time to do the things we love, to connect and also a time to reflect. I’ve been sewing and rug hooking to help deal with the stress and worry which come in unexpected jolts. First, I tackled the number one sewing project on my list, the Sienna Maker Jacket by Closet Case Patterns. I’ve been admiring the denim workwear jackets this season (love this version by Margaret Howell) and wanted to make my version. To begin I made view C with some 10oz denim I had on hand.
This is a well-drafted pattern and a straight-forward sew. The instructions are excellent and the sew-along on the Closet Case site took me through every step with many photos and an alternative/better hem option.
I made a size 8 with no alterations except for adding 2″ to the hemline, following advice I got on IG. If I were to make it again, I would lower the pockets, since the jacket is longer, and make the pockets bigger. The fit is comfortable with a sweater–which is the way I’ll wear it most.
View B is next for me. I’ve ordered more snaps, because I love that look and truthfully because I’m still terrified of button holes! That–finding ease with buttonhole making–is also on the list.