I began work on the jacket over the weekend, laying pieces of cotton and linen fabric over a foundation of fine soft quilter’s calico. I’m aiming for the colours of very early spring, as in this quick sketch:
The back and front of the jacket are all in one piece, with no shoulder seam, and the sleeves are rectangles with a slight angle cut off each edge to give a very small amount of shaping.
The foundation piecing is now more or less done and the fabrics are mostly tacked in place, and for now I’m enjoying the colours and the texture of the fabrics. In last year’s fabric swap, Arlee sent me a fragment of pieced patchwork that turned out to be perfect for the back: