What a week! I enjoyed an extended business trip in Houston, Texas because my return flights, to areas hard hit by the snow storm, were canceled. Then I had to play the alternate flight game to get home. Thanks god for corporate travel services. DH and I had a little competition to see who could get home first. He was in Kansas City, KS and he won the race, making his way home through Cleveland, Ohio to Washington, DC, and renting a car for the remainder of the trip on Friday morning. I arrived back in the wee hours of Sat. morning. On the positive side, Houston was warm and I was within walking distance of a mall with very high end stores, so I did some snoop shopping. I love the fabrics and style details of the clothes in those stores, but oh the prices! And who knew Houston had palm trees. It is always interesting to see where palm trees have been "imported for landscaping."
|Palm tree in Houston|
Once back at home I was able to finish New Look 6226, described as a lined baseball jacket with zipper-front, side pockets and comfortable elastic waist. And contrast collar, and sleeves for added flair.
I was attracted to the pattern because it looked like it would be quick to sew. I could use large scraps ( 1 yard 60" each) of fabric I already had, and the jacket could be a light weight alternative to a blazer. The fabrics used were poly print for the body and lt/medium weight ponte knit for the sleeves and trim. I did not line the jacket. The casings are sewn on, which seems like extra work when they are the same width as the garment and sleeve bottom edges. Why not extend the bodice and sleeve length enough to make a turned up casing for the elastic? I appreciated that the finished garment measurements and the ease were printed on the pattern pieces. For this pattern, ease was 10 inches over the body measurement. Too much for me in a blouson style jacket. I used a size smaller than I usually do to reduce the ease.
I wanted the jacket bottom band to rest on my high hip rather than be cinched at the waist. I cut the waist elastic to the length I needed to achieve that, rather than to the pattern guide
|New Look 6226|
|New Look 6226 Baseball Style Jacket|