This doesn’t look like much on the hanger but it’s one of my favorite projects to date. Here’s the finished Tamarack Jacket from Grainline Studio:

The process of this was involved–I had to create the quilted fabric, make matching bias binding, put in my first welt pockets, finish all the inside seams and outside edges, and source and set commerical spring snaps–but the actual construction wasn’t difficult at all.

I wanted something Japanese-ish ¬†(I was¬†inspired by quilted hanten jackets along with French Vogue Editors) so I used an Art Gallery Fabrics chambray for the outside and a Mona Luna “Wanderlust” voile on the inside:

(The tutorial for welt pockets from Grainline and the one all about snaps from Closet Case Files were invaluable.)

There were a lot of natural breaks after every step so the sewing up kept me interested and ready to see what came next. I’m sure that’s part of why I love it so much, but I also think it looks great on. In my mind, I am French Vogue Editor wearing Isabel Marant:


(See? totally the same)

Another reason I love it so much? It is, unsurprisingly, exactly like wearing a quilt. And it has pockets! <heart eyes>