As I have become more mindful of my wardrobe, I realized I often grab short cardigans and pullovers. The weather in San Diego is reasonably mild so I rarely need a thick, warm jacket. When I saw that Stonemountain and Daughter Fabric partnered with pattern designer Decades of Style to provide kits and a Sewalong for the Three’s A Charm jacket, I fell hard! The jacket is the perfect addition to my wardrobe, the sewalong would give me the extra support I wanted/needed and I could buy a kit with everything chosen for me. I was in!
When StoneMountain & Daughter Fabric sent me my project kit, I felt like I was getting a present in the mail! The package was wrapped in gorgeous tissue paper, tied and included a personalized card. They perfectly matched my thread to my fabric. It was the kind of service I desperately look for in a store. Since my family owned a small business when I was growing up, I understand the time it takes for the personal touches. But I also know how they make me feel as a customer! It really made me feel like my purchase was valued.
Now onto the pattern! I have noticed that other curvy plus size sewers adore Decades of Style patterns. After I opened up and read the pattern, I understood why! First of all, there are color coded (!!!) pattern pieces depending on your bust size. Umm… that is fantastic! It made tracing much easier! And the steps almost all have illustrations.
Because I have lovely large bicep, I made a muslin to see what changes I would need for the sleeve.
Here is my first version:
The length was perfect as was the bust. But I needed to make a bicep adjustment.
Here is the second version:
So much better! Now I was ready to work on my next version:
I am in LOVE with this jacket! In fact, I think it would be amazing in velveteen. 🙂
And if you would like to order a kit, the pattern or this LOVELY linen, you can use coupon code: craftyplanner for 15% off at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabric. Tag me if you make one! I would love to see it.