My first blog post!

Pavot side

Hello!  I am so excited to finally get started on my first blog.  I have been wanting to start one since I really got into garment sewing.  I have so many projects that I want to put on the blog, but I am starting with my most recent make.  This is the Deer and Doe Pavot jacket.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  I got the pattern for Christmas and have been sitting on it for a few months because here in the Polar Vortex we have been wearing nothing but giant parkas, hats, scarves, boots, etc.  It is still not warm enough for a light weight jacket, but I wanted to be ready when Spring finally hits!

Pavot front

I made the jacket out of an Amy Butler home decorator weight fabric that I’ve had in my stash forever.  I think I originally bought this fabric to make into a dress.  I look back now and laugh because it is way too heavy for a dress.  But thank goodness I didn’t know what I was doing 8 years ago because the fabric was perfect for this jacket.

Pavot collar

My only experience with Deer and Doe patterns to this point was the free Plantain tee.  I made a muslin of the bodice of the jacket and decided that I needed a bit of a small bust adjustment.  I had never attempted this before and found this tutorial for how to adjust a bodice with princess seams.  It was really easy and now I’m  happy with the fit.

Pavot guts

The jacket is unlined and I finished my seams with my serger.  The pattern actually has you finish the edges before sewing the pieces together, which is not how I usually do it.  I didn’t love doing this at first because it seemed like it took forever, but once I finished that step the jacket came together really quickly.  I think on my next one I will finish the seams with bias tape to give it a more polished interior.

Thanks for reading!  I’m looking forward to sharing more soon.




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