Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak

Closet Case Patterns // Kelly Anorak

Perhaps you’re as surprised as I am to learn I’ve already finished one of the beefier makes on my 2017 Make Nine list; the Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak but finished she is and I’m very pleased with the result! The first thing I should say is these photos make it look brown. It really is more of an olive in real life. My camera apparently really wanted it to be brown. I considered retaking the photos but when life gives you brown…?

I’ve seen so many great versions, like lladybird Lauren’s version, Georgia of Ginger Stitch’s waxed version and all of those in Heather Lou’s round up. A good number of them — including those linked — have been in the green colour palette so I feel like a little bit of a copy cat but if it’s not broke, eh? OK, picture time! Here, I’m wearing my Closest Case Patterns Ginger Jeans and a Grainline Studio Lark Tee.

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Sewaholic // Minoru LumberJacket

Didn’t think I’d see this day so soon; me having finally completed my Sewaholic Minoru jacket. Real talk: at points, I wasn’t even sure I’d see this day at all, the project seemed infinite! How I managed it is a bit of a mystery; all of a sudden last week, there was some supercharged sew-jo occurring and I moved from having zero sleeves sewn and the hood still unattached through to the finish line! Most of the (relative) pain with my Minoru was early on: getting to grips with the topstitching, the chunky zips and working with a fabric that was resisting being pinned like a mofo. The lining on the other hand was a pleasure, especially to touch. One of my work colleagues described the design as lumberjack-esque, hence my Minoru was christened the LumberJacket.

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Sneak peek: I MADE A JACKET! 

I’m not going to do it, I’m not going to ablogogise!

What I am going to do is feed the sewing swoon habit I know you have with a sneak peek photo of my (finally!) completed Sewaholic Minoru jacket, coming soon to the blog. And taken with my new mirrorless Olympus camera, shown in the next photo. #heywhatsuphello

And that’s not all the good stuff, for me at least. I woke up this morning to WordPress telling me there had been an unprecedented amount of traffic to my little corner of the internet (way to go to make a girl feel inadequate WP). Why? Because the awe-inspiring Madalynne had mentioned me in her Best Sewing Blogs 2016 post! A serious bout of sewing starstruck-ness (is that even a word?!) ensued. If that weren’t enough, it wasn’t until I began voting for my own favourites that I noticed I’d been featured in a category! WOAH! Blogger You’d Most Like To Meet. OK, mind=blown. I do hope everyone else is having a Monday as awesome as mine.