Hey friends! I have been away too long and boy do I have a lot of blogs to catch up on. Thanks to all the lovely people who left nice comments about my crazy loud marimekko unikko dress :).

I’m always delighted by how supportive the sewing community is! Thanks ladies xo

So the Tessuti Tokyo jacket pattern…How could I resist this pattern when it’s named after a city I desperately want to visit?! Plus I love the idea of a relaxed spring cover up.

This was my first time using a Tessuti pattern and it will NOT be my last! Those of you who have followed me for some time know that I am NOT an instructions gal! I like to wing it and experiment when it comes to sewing, but for the first time I found myself following the pattern instructions and actually enjoying it! The instruction booklet is gold! Real life photographs and clear instructions (rather than the confusing diagrams and vague explanations that often feature in the big 4). The only time I was slightly unsure was when I did the cuffs. Not certain I did as instructed, but I’m happy enough.

The fabric I used has been in my stash for so long that I only have a faint memory of buying it. I’m pretty sure it came from a spotlight sale table. It drapes well and feels lovely to wear and I’d hazard a guess that it’s rayon and/or cotton.

tokyo01  tokyo03

I don’t think I did this pattern justice due to my boring fabric choice, but I wanted to test out the pattern and  I didn’t feel like going with chiffon or satin, though I should try working with them more often cause I need to practice working with trickier fabrics!

I omitted the pockets and shortened the hem of the jacket. I’m fairly certain it was by about 8 cms, but I’m not in the mood to dig out my pattern and find my notes.There is some faint puckering near the front and I’m not sure why (thought my machine tension seemed fine).

I promise you if I make this again I’ll do it in fabric that is much more exciting.

I have already cut out my next Tessuti pattern and I also vow my fabric choice is much more inspired! I often post images on my instagram related to my latest sewing projects.
The next one should be super fun!