I don't have a jacket or coat in my catalogue of designs, so I used that argument to justify abandoning Rings of Saturn. A lot of my blog readers are in the northern hemisphere and may not realise we are at the beginning of Winter in Australia so my thoughts are turning to cosy wear and the need to stock my little atelier with clothes more suitable for cold weather.
These are the first samples for the Marama Jacket
|reversible Ponte knit, stripe one side, spot the other|
|The Jacket will have options for button closures or these arty ties|
|Marama at the back has 4 outside darts that make lovely shapeliness to the back|
|Marama Jacket in an ethnic referenced heavy woven cotton|
The design is heavily influenced by my love of Asian style, with its asymetric hemline and crossover front. On the left side front there will be options for 1, 2 or no pockets. The picture doesn't show it well but the black and white Ponte jacket is a 2 pockets version. The pockets are huge, overlaid on each other and the top openings slant upwards diagonally.
I've found this design very gratifying to work on at a creative level and look forward to publishing it to see how other makers will interpret.