One of my favourite things about moving to Canada has been the chance to celebrate 4 distinct seasons (NZ can have these all in one day)… which means 4 actual seasons of clothing, and most importantly coats!
I’ve been mulling a autumn/fall parka for quite some time, trying to design the perfect parka – mostly because the previous jacket I made is still going strong 9 years later – so I was worried if it’s not perfect I’d be stuck with a dud.
On this pursuit of perfection I’ve been collecting inspiration for a while on Pinterest/RTW/and taking stalker pics of cool styles on the street. (Do any other sewists do this? I seem to find myself staring a little too long at a cool detail on someone’s jacket/bag. Often the memory won’t be enough so I’ll take a sneaky pic on the go…creep)
To combat the analysis paralysis, as I always work best with a deadline (apparently the thought of being cold in fall was not enough…) I committed to completing this jacket as part of Slow Fashion October… as you can see given it’s now March that panned out swell. However of the 5 months this has taken only roughly 10% was actual sewing! the rest was all them scribbles you see below!…