There has been lots of time to sew in the past two months. It’s been a tense and uncomfortable time in so many ways, but the long periods in my studio have been a gift. My favourite online fabric stores, Needlework , Simplifi and Blackbird have all been working full-tilt to fulfil our sewing needs and I love to see the packages on the doorstep.
Carissa looks great in two versions of the Sienna Maker Jacket. She is keeping the short one, so I may have to make another! I am a huge fan of this jacket for its stylish comfort. Both jackets are size 8 with no adjustments and are roomy enough to have a warm sweater underneath. Below I’m wearing the jacket with the collar up, showing the repurposed Marimekko fabric (from a tote bag). The jackets have a utility vibe with couture details, including a back vent on the short jacket. I love Closet Case Patterns for these extra touches. I used heavy thread and my industrial machine for the top stitching on the longer jacket as the denim was heavy and this enhanced the worker feel. The only thing I would change is the pocket construction–folding the top down first, as suggested, leaves a raw edge exposed–folding the side then the top hides all raw edges.
The long cool spring we have been having in Ontario has given us both lots of chances to wear our Siennas with warm scarves and they’ll continue as an extra layer for cool nights until summer.