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Lekala-along week 2

Now there are eight of us Lekala-alonging to make Jacket #4329.  The task for week one was to measure ourselves, order the pattern, print it, tape it, and cut out the paper pattern pieces.  We also had to decide on what fabric we were going to use.

Lekala-along - jacket fabric choices

I have chosen a fairly loosely woven cotton from Darn Cheap Fabrics that has been in my stash for a little while.  It is cross woven with white and red threads, with some metallic silver threads thrown in as well.  It has lots of texture and will ravel terribly but I think that it will have the right sort of drape for my jacket.  The lining fabric is printed cotton voile, also from stash.

So this week it’s all about cutting out.  Both the main fabric, the lining, and the interfacing.

There are eight of us taking part in this sewalong.  Other than myself, there are:

Karen – And So I Sew http://and-so-i-sew.blogspot.com.au/ another Melbournian
Rachel – Four Wise Monkeys http://fourwisemonkeys.blogspot.com.au/ from beautiful Ballarat
Kathryn – Our Shabby Cottage http://ourshabbycottage.blogspot.com.au/ another Ballaratian
Andrea – Fabric Ephiphanies http://fabricepiphanies.blogspot.com.au/ all the way from beautiful New Zealand
Suzy – Suzy Bee Sews http://suzybeesews.blogspot.com.au/ from my husband’s home town of Mt Gambier
Jenny – Jenny Recorder http://jennquick.wordpress.com/ from warm Perth
Ali – Thimberlina http://thimberlina.wordpress.com/ all the way from the UK!

I’m looking forward to seeing where they are up to with their fabric choices!


5 thoughts on “Lekala-along week 2

  1. I would love to hear from other bloggers as to their fabric choices. I am stumped! The jacket looks wintry, but there is no way I’m going to work with heavy fabrics in this Perth heat, are you going more for a summer cover-up look and do you think it absolutely needs to be lined???

  2. Wanted to let you know that after your post on the sew along, I downloaded the free basic shirt pattern to give it a go. I just made a jacket so that didn’t make sense to me, but I will report back with my learnings from the shirt make.

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