Sometimes you see a fabric, you order it, and then you get it in the mail and it turns out to be the BEST. DAY. EVER!!!
Such was the case when I ordered this absolute stunning Japanese Fabric Nani Iro Fuccra black quilted double gauze. Now normally I see quilted fabric and immediately make something for my kids with it. Or sometimes I will even make a fake quilt with it for the house. But this quilted fabric? This fabric needed to be turned into something for me. Me me memememmememememmememememmemememememmemememmemememe.
I simply needed to wait until I had enough free time to sew it. That day was yesterday.
Make this Look:
Quilted floral fur trim hooded vest
The pattern is self-drafted, using similar methods to this post here for drafting the main pattern pieces. I added a hood with fur trim, some pockets, and made a more quality vest this time around with more professional finishing methods around the bias tape and zipper finish.
I actually had a moment while making this when I was sitting there hand stitching the bias tape around the armsyce. As I was whipstitching the lining in place, trying to make sure that my vest looked absolutely perfect, I realized that if you had asked me ten years ago if I would be sewing myself gorgeous clothing, I probably would’ve laughed. Ten years ago I was struggling trying to sew a straight line on a baby bib. Ten years later – I am sewing a gorgeous vest to perfection. It’s not the most difficult thing I have ever sewn, but it made me realize just how far I have come.
Don’t despise small beginnings
– Zechariah 4:10
For it is in those small beginnings, sewing that first stitch, that we allow ourselves to grow. If you never start, if you never plat your first seed or sew your first straight line, how can you ever be expected to reap the rewards?
- Exterior – Kokka Japanese Fabric ~ nani IRO 2016 Fabric ~ Fuccra Rakuen Black ~ Cotton Double Gauze Fabric
- Lining – Kaufman 1” Carolina Gingham Navy
- Gray faux fur fabric found in-store at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
- Plum cotton bias tape
Every year I seem to need a new vest, so I’ll just leave you with this:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…