I have developed sewer’s block with the Levi jacket; the muslin is basically finished and it is alright but I don’t feel like continuing with it right now – the collar method is strange and I shall probably look at other patterns and see if I can make it easier.
This is it so far:
It’s an old sheet so the fabric doesn’t have much body – it does fit, it’s an ’80s pattern so it’s a bit full but that’ll be good for winter with knitwear underneath.
Anyway, I decided to look at some of my quilting and templates, I have two favourites, the 9-Blade Fan and Drunkard’s Path.
Originally, I wanted to make fan but couldn’t find a template, so I made my own and it worked out well.
The only trouble was that it needed to be in something tougher than pattern cardboard if I wanted to make a lot of them…so, back to searching online and I discovered just what I wanted from Fons & Porter.
It consists of three pieces, the large piece cut on the fold. The notches help to guide the sewing.
I love tiny prints and they are perfect for this.
The back with a 1/4″ seam. I have a method of sewing without pins or clipping the seam, so they are made very quickly. I have a video planned to show the method.
Another favourite, it consists of a two part template.
This may be used in different ways but I sewed circles.
And the back…No pins or clipping with this one either.
I shall probably return to the Levi jacket in a week or so, we are halfway through autumn, so it would be good to have it for winter.
By the way, I have no affiliation with Fons & Porter, I just like the template – and they have helpful tutorials as well.
It’s a wet and stormy day, just perfect for sewing.