I was given a length of fabric at Christmas.
I’m planning to make a hip length jacket in a very basic style, but quilting the fabric, aiming for a top layer warm enough for cooler Spring days. I’ve cut a pattern with princess seams from the front armholes and a back with waist darts, high neckline to have a mandarin collar (or similar stand up style). The drafting was quick – as luck would have it I found that I’d already drafted and saved a jacket and sleeve adaptation of my bodice block. I’ve cut it out with wide turnings, and extra hem length in case I change my ideas!
No decision yet about the quilting, but some excellent advice from Stitchers Guild members. I know what I don’t want – a stand up all by itself garment, a Michelin man look, quilt stitching fighting with the pattern or breaking up the gold threads. Some samples are in order.