|This 100% Merino wool fabric hasn't been prepped for cutting yet.|
I have enough fabric for a jacket. I see this as I statement jacket for fall. The fabric colors seem more autumnal than I'd originally imagined, even pumpkinesque. (Yes, I made up that word.) But I don't care. Maybe I'll also wear my future jacket in the spring.
|These Missoni ripples prompted me to revisit my own. (Click to enlarge.)|
Because my stitch pattern/color combination is somewhat busy, I'm considering something uncomplicated like this Burdastyle Knit Jacket 08/2011 #120A. I like the simplicity and the style, right down to the "edgy leather piping and a front separating zipper". It's an excellent example of a commercial pattern that can be used easily with a sweater knit fabric. My only problem is that it's a "petite", which means I'd have to lengthen the bodice. That's not a big alteration, but since it's such a simple style it will easier to just use my own pattern block.
Cutting and sewing a rippled specialty fabric will be a new one for me. Last time I constructed a jacket of similar fabric, it was fully fashioned. I'm already considering how I'll insert a zipper with this relatively heavy knit fabric. I hope I can anticipate other special treatment construction may require. Wish me luck!