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Almost ready and a quick project

The jacket still needs buttonholes and buttons and some handstitching of the lining. Today I was sidetracked by the idea of combining it with the almost abstract floral fabric and made a skirt of it.

I bought the fabric initially with a shirt in mind, but changed plans when it arrived. This is better use of the fabric for me. The pattern is from an old Knip Mode issue (2007), and just a basic 8 pieces skirt with a small yoke on top. Now I have to find a few tanktops in the colors in the skirt (teal, purple, olive among them).

Next time I’ll show pictures of me wearing the finished jacket.


  1. The fabric looks good as a skirt. And yes, lots of options for tops.

  2. The jacket looks great and I love it with the skirt.

  3. Terrific jacket AND skirt. I love that floral.

  4. Terrific jacket AND skirt. I love that floral.

  5. The jacket looks lovely with the print skirt. I like the way the topstiching accents the details of the jacket.

  6. That's cute Sigrid :-). I always worry about not finishing the project in progress if I leave it aside, but you're right that a quick restful and satisfying one in the middle can get you back on track. Certainly I can't finish a sweater without stopping for a scarf or hat or two, so it makes sense to need that for a complex jacket too.
    I really like how good that jacket looks..

  7. I like the combination and that you could wear each piece in a different ensemble, too. Looks great!

  8. Love the colors and that floral would definitely have caught my eye too.

    Please feel free to add my tutorial! I am honored.


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