This challenge even goes along with the Pinstripe Follies collection I want to sew because there are two jackets in that grouping so I can make one in January and one in February and still meet my monthly quota! Yes, yes and more yes!
This will also give me a place to go to discuss things, like when I make a silly mistake and don't think out my lining insertions ahead of time and then have to rig them to get them to work! Jackets are the one thing that I don't believe I construct well so it will be nice to have others sewing along and providing assistance when I get lost.
The rules are pretty loose and are really just beginning to be discussed...and they are being very flexible about what qualifies as a jacket and whether it needs to be lined or not. I'm just happy that I will have some fellow sewists to share my jacket challenges with and get guidance from!
So these are the first couple of jackets I'm thinking about making:
Vogue 1308 (OOP)
This one is in the Pinstripe Follies Collection
Vogue 7617 (OOP)
This one is also in the Pinstripe Follies Collection
The LaFred Maia Jacket
Hot Patterns Riviera Boulevard Jacket
Another Vogue 8623
One more Simplicity 2598
The rest will be decided upon as the year progresses...but I'm excited! And this will be the one New Year's sewing resolution I make...to construct 12 jackets during the year of 2011.