Saturday, 26 November 2016

Safari Jacket

Anyone who has the SFD Shirt Kit will hopefully recognize this jacket from the front cover.

A few slight changes but in essence I have used Glenda's design to make my Safari Jacket.

I'm really delighted with the result although I have used  a medium to heavy denim [described as Elephant Colour by my friend, which I though was appropriate for a Safari] that makes it quite heavy and certainly wouldn't be the best to wear in a hot climate.

However, it's perfect for the UK especially as we're heading swiftly towards Winter. 

I love the design elements, the pleated pockets, the edge stitching and the fact I found buttons to exactly match a buckle I had in my stash.

This jacket is fully lined in a light grey polyester fabric I had already and the denim was purchased during my recent visit to The Fabric Godmother in Hove when they had an open day.

The lighting in my sewing room isn't the best for taking photos and these were taken late at night with my little tablet so not the best but I hope you get the idea.
I haven't blogged for a while but I have been sewing. I made a shirt for my husband's birthday in the middle of November but so far he hasn't worn it so no photos and I went on an SFD Fit & Sew Retreat in the UK so lots to report on that adventure in my next blog.

What I will say here is that I wish I'd been three years ago when I first started sewing. If anyone in the UK is new to SFD, PLEASE go on one of Judith's Retreats, you will learn loads and it'll make the system so simple from the beginning.


  1. How totally perfect! It's a great copy of the Shirt Kit jacket. Well done and it looks so comfortable on you.

  2. Thank you Glenda for the inspiration and of course your comments, always gratefully received.

  3. Jan, you look marvelous. You said you just started sewing 3 years ago. I'm amazed at how far you've come. And even if it was a return to sewing, you are amazing. Love your blog. Anne from the mountains of Arizona, USA

    1. Thank you so much Anne, I too am amazed but thanks to the internet, YouTube, Craftsy Classes and Sure-fit Designs to whom I owe my success.


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