I am starting a new project in an attempt to slice through my stock of fabric and the patterns I've purchased. I've created a few things in the last month or so that I will be posting about later, but today I want to talk all things Anise. Last year when I entered the contest for Colette's Laurel, I won a gift certificate for their pattern shop. One of the patterns I was most eager to possess was the Anise jacket. Double breasted with a Peter Pan collar, it just oozes outerwear perfection.
I am eager for a mid weight jacket as the springs and falls here in Virginia vacillate between bitter cold and warm beautiful briskness. I have chosen a dark cornflower blue and navy herringbone cotton flannel for my main jacket fabric. I have paired it with a bright and vibrant blue, brown, and white silky floral for the lining.
When I purchased the pattern I also bought the sewing companion which professes that following the steps provided one could complete the jacket in eight days! This is a very exciting prospect for me, as spring is rumored to be approaching and I love a good jacket. I believe that I could potentially complete this jacket in eight days, but I think that I would like to tack on some decorative element that could take a little longer than that. Eight days for the actual jacket however seems and achievable goal.
Day 1: Gather your supplies
- Purchase your fabric
- Gather your tools
- Preshrink your fabric
As is pictured above I have purchased my fabrics and have all the tools I need in my studio. I am going to wash my fabric tonight and tomorrow I will move along to the steps for Day 2.
Do you have an Anise jacket hovering on your to do list? Want to join the mini sew-a-long? Do you have another idea of what we should sew for spring? Drop me a line and let me know. I encourage you to jump in and prepare yourself for spring.