My Kantha Quilt jacket is finished and just in time for the beautiful weather we are having in Chicago. I am so pleased with the jacket, In my last post about the jacket, I said that I might want to trim down the collar. I wore the jacket a few days ago when I met up with some friends. Both of them loved the collar and felt that I should leave it alone. So what do you think?
My husband and I were out early this morning and had a little fun with the pictures. The pictures were actually taken in an alley!! This is the garage door for the Lill Street Art Art Center. We are really quite fortunate here in Chicago as we have some very interesting art pieces like this that are available to see just as you drive by. Over the summer I hope to make a little more use of some of these in my pictures.
I added pockets to the jacket, but wasn't able to match the pattern as I had already cut the remainder of my fabric for another project. I decided that since the pattern is quite busy and the binding does serve as a break, then it's not so noticeable that I didn't match the pattern. At least that is what I'm telling myself ;) The jacket is great unbelted.
Here's a view of the back.
If by chance you missed the info on the pattern, it's a free pattern from Sew News and you can find it HERE. I'm planning to use the pattern one more time for another piece that I think you'll find interesting. So download the pattern before it's gone. I really is a great pattern and it's quite versatile as well.