Ironically, I wrote to Craftsy and requested that they offer a class featuring Janet Prey and this jacket. Soon after learning that Craftsy was offering the class, I recieved an email from Haberman Fabrics spotlighting their class for the jacket. I need a deadline now and then. I always do my best work in the final hour, and like the one-on-one contact with an instructor. Hence, I will be spending four Saturdays in the middle of fabric heaven!
|Samples were available to be tried on at the American Sewing Expo in September.|
Here's hoping my jacket looks like this!
The zippers are the most expensive part of the jacket. It calls for 7 zippers, but that's what makes the jacket look so special. I chose 3 black and silver Ghee zippers and purchased four extra pulls. They are really beautiful and will give the jacket a professional look. Learning to shorten the zippers and apply pulls and stops was really fun -- not easy but fun.
My instructor, Diane Kroll brought so many beautiful samples. We tried them on for size, and I fell in love with her fabric combinations. It was really difficult to choose a fabric with so many possibilities. Haberman Fabrics has an amazing selection. The weather has been sooooo cold here in Michigan making warm wool very inviting. However, I won't be finished until March, so I chose a beautiful linen blend. I decided to go for a less dramatic look that I can wear with almost any color. It is a gray herringbone, and the contrasting black lapel makes it pop a little.
Stay warm if you are in the midst of this crazy winter freeze!