I started a jacket over the weekend using the sparkly blue fabric that came my way via Claudine of Adventures in Couture. On a quick errand to get elastic for the mulching yoga pants (which came clean after 3 washings) I spied the perfect blue zipper with brassy metal teeth. That zipper told me the time had come to sew up fabric that has twinkled at me for months.
I decided to sew a hoodie and remembered my cosy jacket pattern. I used the hood pattern from the Jalie City Coat pattern and now the jacket is cut and ready to sew.
All I need is lining - and it was pretty exciting to find so many options in my stash:
Wouldn't all these imaginery outfits look great with my new *Frye boots? If only I could clone myself and sew them all at once.
Ultimately, I want the jacket to be versatile. I love the fabric and I know I will wear it a lot, so that might mean a blue lining (same thing Claudine did!) that matches closely.
Does anyone you know where I can find well-matched lining? I know folks used to send swatches up to stores in NYC and ask them to find matches, do people still do that in this day of the internet?
*The Frye boots
Here is the story on the boots. When I was 14, I saved babysitting money to buy a pair of Frye boots. I didn't realize that my feet had not stopped growing.
|image via Etsy|
A year later, they were too tight and those much-loved boots never got the wear they deserved. That memory came to me when I was window-shopping on my lunch hour last week. I had just picked up my car from the auto detailer and it still smelled like sour milk. Yes, I dumped a pint of milk in my car and boy am I sorry now. I think people should cry over spilled milk because it really stinks!
HOWEVER, my impulse boot purchase made up for the ill-fated purchase in my teens AND gave me strength to live with the smell in my car-with-only-12,000-miles-on-it.
Seriously, those boots made everything alright again. Now I smile when I get in the car - I just think about my boots.
So! Do you have a preference on any of those fabrics as linings? I am partial to the first one, and my husband likes the second one. Or am I right, and I should get a matching blue for the lining?