As God is my Witness, I’ll Never be Cold Again (with apologies to Scarlett)
Geez, the title of this post is way too long. Anyways.
If you know anything about me, you know I have the circulation of a lizard. I tend to be too cold until it’s boiling, then I’m too hot. But generally, if there is a breeze, I’m cold. So one of my resolutions for Fall/Winter 2011 is to sew a lot more clothes that will actually keep me warm.
This could be a challenge. For all kinds of reasons, some involving my attention span and others involving my severe lack of interest in things like polar fleece. Based on my past experience with resolutions, we should probably expect this to be an epic failure with some interesting sidetracks. Now that I have you properly pumped, here’s what I cut out today:
This is Simplicity 1940, a pattern for some righteous gangsta jackets with either a hood or rib knit collar, plus options for customization. I’m not doing the options because this will be a sort of muslin, hopefully wearable. I’m using a heavyweight sweater knit with matching black rib for the collar, cuffs and bottom band:
The directions are ridiculous, so I plan to ignore them and do my own thing (because that always works so well). I’ll be inserting the sleeves flat, which I did with the Vippy Bunny t-shirt and that came out all right. So this will either be awesome or a hot mess.
Tune in tomorrow for more news of our intrepid sewing lizard…