The inspiration for this jacket came from an OSKA advertisement. It was a yellow felled-wool jacket that had all the "bones" of our Zona Jacket. I love to create garments with boucle nylon and wool fabric using lapped seams and raw edge techniques.
We're still recovering from our trip out west to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. We always look forward to our annual trip every year. It's great to see familiar faces, customers and vendors alike. Every year we try to plan our wardrobe, filtering inspirations that we've been collecting into a final garment. Kathy did an amazing job of that this year! Her look was very cohesive, fun, creative and extremely wearable. Take a look!
Even though it is summer here, I always like to have a collar on my knit shirts. I was getting tired of my polos. One of my favorite knit fabrics this summer was the little dot and line knit we have in three colors--black & cream, bronze & black and red & orange. This viscose knit has stretch on the crosswise, but not very much on the lengthwise so it does have a certain stability, wonderful drape and washes great.
Each of the garments in our MixIt Pattern can be made with a knit or a woven. This is the MixIt Top. I did not make any changes to the pattern or alter any detail because of the knit. I didn't even need to use a lightweight interfacing at the front keyhole or collar.
I now have a really comfortable and cool summer top with one of my favorite patterns.