So, here are my plans for our Mad About Plaid Challenge!
In our announcement post, I included a bunch of inspiration photos for us all. For some reason, I forgot to include my favorite of the runway looks: Coats! Shame on me because they really are cute, but I just went back to edit the post. :)
I especially adore the first and third looks!
For the fabric, I perused my entire fabric stash and only found a purple plaid flannel. Not exactly what I was looking for...
Then, I remembered that I bought some clothing to refashion for $1 each from the swap meet. Remember my Pink Portrait Blouse from the Refashioning Challenge? That was one of my $1 finds and, lucky me, there was a plaid jacket in the box!
To incorporate another trend, I also bought some pleather on sale last weekend to mix with my jacket. I'm thinking about using it for elbow patches and for the top half of the jacket, but I'm not sure if I will be able to Franken-pattern it very well.
I think it will match pretty well with the fabric, don't you? Also, I'm thinking about repurposing the fake welt pocket and turning it into a real one. That's a whole extra challenge though!
For the pattern, I did not have any similar designs to my inspiration in my complete sewing pattern collection. I will most likely follow Butterick 5822,View D, but I anticipate a TON of changes. Also, I'm nervous about making a jacket!
Also, you may not be able to tell, but it is a Size 14 and definitely too large for me! It would require more than a little taking in.
There is a lining inside, which I may or may not repurpose. By the way, here is the tag inside if you are interested. All kinds of synthetic fibers, which are not particularly my favorite, but itchy wool jackets aren't fun either...
Anyways, those are my plans for the challenge so far. Fingers crossed that my plans can actually be carried out!
What do you think? Does anyone else have plans to share?