WhatIWore: A couple weeks ago, Felix was off to his grandparents house early in the day, so I had some time to kill before Adam and I took a weekend trip to Michigan the following morning. So I thought to myself - why not make a new fall jacket? I have a hunch shearling is going to be popular soon and armed with a 60% off coupon, I hit up the fabric store (I used faux fabric, which was really easy to stitch). The other thing that had me motivated to make something quick is the new season of Project Runway. Every year I consider filling out the 17 page application and trying out, but I fear I can’t sew fast enough or that my pattern making skills aren’t there (in truth, when I’m doing a quick project like this, I prefer to use a pattern, in this case, Burda 6800)
I finished the body by the end of the day, but it took me a week to fully complete the jacket. I did the final steps during nap time or with a “helper” (code for Felix sits next to me and I barely get anything done). All in all, I really like how it turned out!! I omitted facings because the fabric is meant to look good on both sides. I also skipped a closure or any buckles or snaps, which I will definitely use the next time I sew this particular pattern with a less bulky fabric. But hey! It’s done, it’s wearable and it actually feels like fall outside! Win win win!
When: September 27, 2016
Shades: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ in crazy tort
Jacket: Self Made (altered from Burda 6800 base)
Sweater: Self Made (similar here and here)
Jeans: Jeans: AG ‘Stilt’, (non maternity here)
Boots: UGG (similar options here and here)
Bag: Frye (similar color/style)
Where: Coffee Shop
Underneath the faux shearling jacket, I’m wearing another homemade goodie - a Breton striped sweater I knit last year. Here’s the recap post and pattern info or see all of my knitting projects here. The rest of the outfit is pretty simple - my favorite pair of maternity jeans (regular sizes here) with some UGG boots and a Frye bag I bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year. This outfit makes me wish I had a Yellowstone/Jackson Hole vacation in the works!
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