Zoinks! I didn’t intend to take such a long break from this blog! Is anyone still out there???
Just in case you are still reading, here is a new completed garment! It’s a Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket!
Well, technically, it’s not really a “new” garment. I have a backlog of completed garments from the past three years that I haven’t blogged. I completed this Tamarack Jacket last January.
I have a ton of fabric scraps saved from previous projects and I thought a patchwork Tamarack would look really cool. Some of my scraps are from my hand dyed fabrics and some of them are solids that I purchased. I decided to go with shades of blue because…I like shades of blue…
It took quite a while to piece all of the scraps together, but I was very happy with the result.
I used organic cotton batting as a filler and navy organic cotton broad cloth for the lining and binding.
I hand quilted the jacket using navy blue sashiko thread. This was my first time quilting and I instantly became obsessed with it! I finished my first quilt after this jacket, but I’ll save that for another post.
Needless to say, I love this pattern! The one change I made was to blend the hem into a continuous line from front to back at the side seam, instead of doing the curved edges that the original pattern has. Also, I really need to add the pockets. I was a little impatient to wear the jacket, so once it was mostly done, I figured pockets could wait, but I sorely miss them.
That’s it for now! I promise I won’t stay away so long this time!