Print, Pattern, Sew: November 2015

Print, Pattern Sew: November 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on linen. Garment pattern is from Lotta Jansdotter's book Everyday Style.

Print, Pattern Sew: November 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on linen. Garment pattern is from Lotta Jansdotter's book Everyday Style.

One-color block print on linen.

Garment pattern: Pilvi Jacket from Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style

Fabric: Linen (brand unknown) from The Fabric Store

Ink: Permaset Aqua

Print, Pattern Sew: November 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on linen. Garment pattern is from Lotta Jansdotter's book Everyday Style.

I had a couple of yards of fuchsia linen leftover from a bias-cut dress I’d made for a wedding last month, a block from last year’s 52 Weeks of Printmaking project that I really wanted to reuse, and Lotta Jansdotter’s new book, Everyday Style. It seemed only natural that I’d put the three together and whip up this month’s (okay, November’s) garment.

When my friend came over to take these photos, I joked that this outfit was “peak Jen.” It has it all – fuchsia jacket, striped shirt, full skirt, patterned tights, pointy-toed flats. I like to think it all works somehow (though my mom will probably have a very different opinion).

I highly recommend this book and this pattern. I’ve already bought fabric to make gray wool flannel and denim versions of this jacket. Next time around, I’ll lengthen the jacket by two inches and might try using Hong Kong seams to make the jacket look a bit more finished.  But I need to get through the rest of this year before I can get back to sewing for pleasure.

Happy December, friends! I’ll have two more garments this month, and then I’ll put this 2015 to rest.

 

  1. mjb  | 

    I love it! I would wear an outfit like this every day if I could.

  2. Babs  | 

    This has to be my favorite piece. I love it and I also love the outfit.

  3. Marsha  | 

    You are amazing!

  4. eimear  | 

    fabulous -inspiring as always