This is my second make of Sewaholic’s Minoru Jacket. What can I tell ya? It’s a keeper! This time, I used two very special fabrics.
The fashion fabric is called Gridlock and is from Tessuti Fabrics in Australia. It’s at 50% off right now and Tessuti are running a brilliant competition allowing Sewists to interpret this fabric, using either a self-drafted or commercial pattern. I had so much fun! You have until 3 April to enter. Do it! The 50% off almost covers delivery to the UK, you know.
The lining fabric – ah, the lining fabric. Isn’t it delicious? Let’s take another look.
The Gridlock fabric is very special too. It has a certain amount of spring as well as structure. As I walked the streets this dusk, it caught and reflected the pink tinge in the sky. It’s a very organic fabric and you can get lost, looking at it. It’s also totally reversible, and I love that my Minoru collar gives us a peek of the reverse print:
I didn’t worry about mixing two prints on this make. I felt that the directional feathers of the voile suitably reflected the grids of the fashion fabric. A yin and yang, if you like!
So, there we have it. Two very special fabrics, one very special pattern. One lovely sewing experience. And here’s the moment I caught the neighbour’s net curtains twitching…