My anorak is turning into quite the statement garment and I'm afraid to ask what statement you think that might be. The only thing I could find online with a somewhat similar vibe is the "Luxe Bandit" anorak below.
Just be glad I'm not making matching pants...
Today was my second day working on this anorak and I definitely have at least one more day to go, maybe two. It looks simple (or does it?) but my anorak is rather complicated, especially since it's fully lined and has zippers and grommets and all that fun stuff. I still haven't made a decision about the pit zips -- perhaps pit zips and a back vent is ventilation overkill. Goodness knows it would be easier to skip them.
Here's a little peek at the back vent:
I made quite a few samples since I've never sewn with these kinds of fabrics before let alone attached them to each other. I'm sewing this project mainly on my Singer 15-91. Thankfully, no issues working on it; no special thread needed, nor special needles used.
I'm using both the white solid nylon I showed you in my last post and the white mesh above in my lining and pocket bags. One of the challenges of my fabrics is that they seem to be completely synthetic and will not hold a sharp crease. This means I have to finger press everything, edgestitch and topstitch carefully and hope for the best.
This fabric is so distracting that any flaws in my work are unlikely to be visible. You can hardly tell where the horizontal front pocket is located on the (nearly) finished front.
There's still a lot to do, included inserting the mesh lining, attaching the hood and making the drawstring, attaching the cuffs, and much more. My fabric is hard to look without getting dizzy. You may be experiencing some dizziness already, so I'll keep it short.
In closing, I hope your projects are going well, if you're immersed in any.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!