Sew & Tell | Kristi of sweetkm
We are excited to share this Tamarack Jacket that Kristi made! The buffalo check and chambray combination is so dreamy. Name Kristi Where can we find you online? sweetkm Link to your post about this sweetkm Which pattern did you use Tamarack Jacket What type of fabric or other materials did you use? The outer fabric is Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel. It’s very sturdy for cotton flannel, and perfect for outerwear. The lining is Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Indigo. Tell us about your project! I made this jacket to wear out to dinner for my birthday. Buffalo check is normally a very casual fabric. I liked the idea of dressing it up with more refined garment construction so I could wear it out for cocktails. I wanted the jacket to seem as polished as possible so I used the inner layer of fabric as a lining to conceal the pocket bags, rather than quilting it to the rest of the body. It’s a great jacket so I also wanted to make the bold color, and print as versatile as possible. To satisfy myself that this wasn’t going to be a closet white elephant, I did some wardrobe brainstorming and came up with 3 sure thing combinations for my Tamarack. Most of the pieces I already owned, and I made a new black linen Scout Tee for the most dressed up combination. Sometimes I wear my Tamarack as outerwear, and sometimes in place of a blazer or cardigan. The bold print choice turned out to be a lot more versatile than I expected.