I wanted to sew a jacket but am really hesitant to do so. But not for the reasons you'd think. You see... I'm moving to Florida--Miami to be exact--at the end of November. Research shows me that Miami in the fall is roughly in the 80s and winters are in the 70s.
That's pretty hot, friends.
Further discussion with my sister who lives in North Carolina, confirms that anyone south of Pennsylvania rarely wears jackets as she pretty much told me, "Um... yeah. When I get cold, I put on a long sleeve shirt and a sweater and usually end up taking the sweater off."
I'm trying to fathom a world in which I cannot sport sporty fall jackets, boots, and scarves.
Friends... these are the jackets I hereby mourn. (FWIW--these are all patterns I currently have at my disposal).
|Folkwear 133: Belgian Military Chef's Jacket|
These next two are from Burdastyle and are basically the same shape and style: Military. I really love the military look. I wold make these in either a smokey, chocolate-y gray or a drab olive. These two are both all about the sleeves and buttons.
|BurdaStyle--Fitted Coat with Belt|
I'm not super in love with Gerti's pattern but my sister is. She lives in Central NY. She may be getting a coat for Christmas next year.
I'm at a loss, frankly, what to sew for Miami. Suggestions are welcome. And also... anyone sewing a jacket? Want to share your tips, tricks, and general experience?