To finally get out of my ‘store bought pattern’ comfort zone I took a pattern-making class. After lots of fittings, lots of muslin samples, and lots of dart manipulations I had only the final week of class to sew up my project.
The jacket was originally a shirt before I made the fabric selection of denim. I had to change my design when I realized there was no way to get in it. I transferred the bust and waist darts to the neck line and stitched them down for detail. The petal sleeve was also drafted.
The skirt was inspired by my Fashion Studies Foundation class mood board and illustration of origami and a four gored skirt with a back inset detail.
There were a couple of inside finishing details that I slipped up on, but I think I did an okay job for a first time pattern-maker. Now, on to draping class!