Remember this jacket I made last August?
That was my first foray into sewing a camo print and I'm not even sure you'd consider that print camo, though it certainly has camo-like qualities.
Anyway, this week I decided to cavort with camo once again.
Classic army green camo doesn't flatter my "summer" coloring, but I found a light/dark gray camo cotton blend at Mood that suits me much better. I started out with the idea of making a shirt but it is ending up more like a spring jacket.
My pattern dates back to 1939. (Menswear hasn't changed all that much in the last 80 or so years.) Echoes of Tyrone Power?
Rather than using the two breast pockets you see in the pattern illustration (which I did make, pictured above), I added two zippered breast pockets which are large enough for sunglasses or a smart phone. The pattern's original pockets are nifty but they're too small to be practical.
|Cutting long rectangles through the front of my garment is a little scary!|
Rather than leave the zippers exposed, I created a narrow flap to cover them. The flap hides the fact that the zippers are, indeed, dark blue. Now tell me: do you see the image of a dead rat immediately to the left of the pocket flap? I do!
A few more detail shots:
Below, topstitching flat-felled seams with my pink Janome Hello Kitty. I'll be writing a one-year anniversary review on this machine this coming spring.
This is not intended to be a replica of an army jacket although, given the fabric, there are some similarities. I should be finished soon, then it's photo shoot time followed by the Big Reveal!
Anybody else have camo capers to share? Did you go with green camo, gray camo, tan camo, or something else entirely?
Have a great day, everybody!