Seriously love that movie!
Ok, but back to my curtains and kickin blazer. These curtains were another donation from a friend who had long since changed their design aesthetic in their home. As soon as I saw the floral pattern and weight of the fabric, I KNEW it was destined to be a jacket... and so it has been waiting ofr over a year. Then Magda of House of Estrela contacted me about testing her new one size blazer pattern that she will soon be offering for FREE! Now part of Project $0 is not spending money - so that means not spending money on patterns either. I have built the majority of my pattern collection through testing patterns for designers, finding free patterns on line, and creating my own patterns. Having a ready made pattern is certainly less time consuming than making one from scratch!!!
I love this little blazer, the little bit of gather in the sleeve, the button tab closure, the curved piecing that keeps it from being too boxy. This pattern is a size 2, which means it has just the right amount of growing room for baby girl to last through fall and winter - and maybe into next Spring. The floral lining was a fat quarter sent to me by my amazing Aunt who was de-stashing some of her fabric. And that gorgeous button came form my button jar (I did purchase the button jar 2 years ago form the Amish for $2... but seeing as the jar contained well over 200 buttons, we'll say I spent 1 cent ;op)
The only sad things about this pattern are that a) it is only in one size.... come on Magda, I'm giving you a year to make me some bigger sizes so I can keep making these for baby girl!!! And b) you have to add seam allowances. Now adding seam allowances isn't the biggest deal in the world and is actually the norm in Europe and Japan - it is just one extra prep step, and since the pattern is FREE, you wont find me really complaining ;o)
So what do you think about my second curtain cast of creation???? This was the inspiration form my inspiration board. Seeing that similar blazers run over $98, I think I did pretty good at $0.01