I was seeking shelter in Liberty on one cold and wet winter’s day when I saw this fabric. I immediately fell in love with it not only because of the print of the waves but also the texture of the fabric and the lovely indigo colour on the reverse side of the fabric. I had wanted to make a new work jacket for a while and this fabric fitted well into the design. I took a deep breath and parted with more money than I would usually pay for fabric and left the store.
Then on a cold and wet day (it was winter), I started to sew this jacket. Having the pattern all ready-made, everything was quite straightforward. This time, however, I decided to use binding to conceal the seams as I wanted a polished and professional finish. Having a more professional finish does take more time and effort but as they say, the devil is in the detail!
When the jacket was finally finished, I remember wearing it immediately the next day. I am very impatient when it comes to new garments. I’m not one of those people who tend to save new clothing for a special occasion as everyday is a special occasion for me.
I have worn this jacket for a while now and the fabric has soften. This has made the garment feel more comfortable. In term of the quality and wearability of this fabric, I guess you do get what you pay for.
I’m thinking of experimenting with more variations of this jacket using different fabrics. But maybe this time, I’ll stick with something cheaper and take the stress out of my wallet!