During Quilt Con, I found the lovely Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction in a booth with her new Crossroads Denim, her newest patterns and book, The Magic Pattern Book. I feel in love with pretty much all of it but especially the jackets and the soft feel of the denim. It was destiny when I found three yards in eggplant.
I quickly bought the piece and proceeded to talk to Amy about what I could make with it. She knew I was working on a garment sewing challenge and was extremely generous with her time. I saw several examples of modern clothes made with the crossroads denim but also with recycled clothes. I finally decided on this pattern.
The pattern shows both how to make the jacket from raw materials but also how to recycle jeans for the jacket. Each step comes with a helpful illustration and well explained instructions.
I loved the shape of the jacket but I wanted to try something different for the front. With some help from my friend Sarah, I decided to turn the jacket pieces inside out and create a cleaner look. Similar to the pattern itself, I added quilting lines to the sleeves. A gigantic purple button will definitely be the best way to finish the jacket.
I did pre-wash the fabric twice to make sure I got out any leftover dye. The first wash resulted in some dye on my color catcher but the second wash, the color catcher came out clean. I also dried the material and noticed very little shrinkage.
Here are more detail pictures:
Indygo Junction is also hosting a giveaway of their fabric here along with offering readers 20% off your purchase by entering xroads20.
For more ways to use the luscious denim, check out the full blog hop lineup:
3/16 Amy Barickman
3/17 Fishsticks Designs
3/18 Today’s Creative Blog
3/19 Cool 2 Craft
3/24 See How We Sew
3/25 Crafty Planner (you are here!)
3/26 Therm O Web
3/27 Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets
3/28 Indygo Junction