When I read the October theme, carefully thought out by Sarah Liz, I smiled. Yes, yes and yes!
The tenth month. Perfect for making a garment that counts as ten, considering the hours of hand stitching that will be involved. Lots of colour? Check! Make a garment that really shines on you? One can only hope for that outcome!
I started working on a French cardigan jacket, using classic couture techniques. The fashion fabric is a loosely woven cotton boucle, the lining is a printed silk mix. I'm following the guidelines from Claire Shaeffer's book The couture cardigan jacket and Susan Khalje's methods as described in Threads articles and by various bloggers. To create a soft tailored jacket the lining will be quilted to the boucle and apart from some silk organza at the shoulders no interfacing will be used. I'll document the 100+ hours process on Foxgloves and Thimbles in a series of posts.
Maybe it will be my October and November project, we'll see!