Annnd BOOM! Just like that we are already at the end of January. Am I surprised? Not so much. But it’s still zoomed by pretty quickly. I was actually sewing into the New Year once the clock hit 12 (don’t ask 😂)! However, from that, I have a new item from the Cazual Capsule wanting to make it’s appearence. Here is the first make of 2019, Butterick B6390
This jacket first made its appearence on my Insta Stories in the beginning of the January and let me tell you, the responses I received blew up my notifications box like crazy. Totally wasn’t expecting it at all! A big shout to you all for the love shown ☺️
For this pattern I used fabric bought from my visit to the Knitting & Stitching Show back in October last year. I would call this a light weight cotton but very soft to the touch. It is, to date, the most expensive fabric I have spent money on. This cost £15 per metre but I couldn’t just ignore this one on the bolt when I first spotted it, especially as it relates to the woes of everyday sewing. From a metre and a half I cut out a size 8. I managed just to cut out all the pieces required, but I did have to omit some pieces.
Due to the print being so busy, I decided against having pockets and I cut the cuffs on black twill fabric. I didn’t add any buttons which in this case worked out better as the fit of the jacket is quite snug for me. I also didn’t do a lot of topstitching in a lot of places.
I didn’t make any alterations with this one however as mentioned above I did find that it was a little too fitted for me. If I were to make this again, I would size up to a size 10, possibly maybe a size 12.
The instructions are pretty simple to follow. The jacket is lined, but only in the bodice and not the sleeves, which is ideal for me. I did have to undo the small pleat at the of the lining so that I could set it into the jacket properly but other than that I didn’t have any major issues. I would also add that lining is not exactly my strongest skill when sewing but it is something I am working on and I am happy that it came out better than expected.
Overall, the pattern is great to work with, it’s the first time I’ve used a Gertie pattern and I’m glad I waited for this pattern popped up on my search to pair up the fabric. I definitely intend to make more as a casual piece in the wardrobe.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on the next one! 😊