Time for a new CQ jacket
But besides being old, it really had no style or shape and was made with vintage linens and was too warm to wear in hot weather... So if I'm going to make another one I want:
1. for it to be lightweight so silks would be great
2. for it to have a little shape or style
3. suitable for indoor wear.
But on the other hand to be suited to CQ, the pattern has to be quite simple and that has been the problem... Every few years I would get the urge and search for the "perfect" pattern but to no avail.. They all needed major restyling so the project would be shelved again.
But the other day I think I have found the "nearly" perfect pattern, Butterick 5789. It has some shape and still is very simple construction... The only problem I see is that it is too long in back and that can be fixed.. It's especially too long for someone as short as I am and also I don't want to be sitting on stitching.
So I will probably make a trial version with old CQ pieces to iron out any problems before I make the "final version." And the final version is going to be rainbow colors. My rainbow door has made me smile all year and I think it would be fun wearing a rainbow coat to make others smile. So join me as I start this journey toward "Gerry's coat of many colors."
Posted by Gerry Krueger
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