09 april 2014

Wednesday Has Been Cancelled Due To A Scheduling Error.

"A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep."

Do any of you listen to Welcome to Night Vale? If not, I'd give it a listen. It's a free podcast about a small town where... strange things happen. Very strange.

I bought one of their patches some time ago and thought it would be a perfect addition to my first Rigel bomber!

I've had the pattern for a while, but it took some time to source al the supplies and muster up the courage to tackle welt pockets, ribbing and a separating zipper. Looking back, all these fears were unnecessary.

 I've made a straight size small and was quite amazed at how quickly it all came together. The instruction booklet is super cute and very clear! Everything is explained well enough for me to easily wrap my head around it.

I'm not sure what this is. Sorry.
The pattern itself is very basic: a classic bomber jacket with ribbing at the hem, sleeves and collar. It doesn't need a lot of fabric, so it's a great stashbuster! I used a Nani Iro double gauze and got everything out of two yards (it's a narrow fabric) with quite a few scraps left. I can also see this pattern work in loads of different fabrics.

This is me trying to look menacing. I failed.
The only downside about the pattern is one that's been mentioned a few times: it doesn't come with a lining. This could work with some jackets but in this case you have welt pockets on the inside, and those... Don't look so sweet. I took the easy way out and just sewed up the shell a second time in a black cotton (minus the pockets, obviously). I then basted the shell and lining together at the neckline, arms and hem before attaching the ribbing.

I've already worn this jacket loads of time and predict it will get even more wear in the future! The fabric is lovely as well, it's a nice textured double gauze with a mottled purple-blue-brown print on it. It's super soft and wears really well.

We took a series of pictures meant for a gif, but I couldn't resist adding something to it... Station management has had a bad influence on me. And last but not least:

My boyfriend really knows how to find the nicest places in our town.

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