You all need to get excited about the impending release of One Thimble Issue 17 this coming Friday! It is JAM PACKED with so much goodness! 14 PDF patterns - yes, 14!!! and The Big Day Out Jacket by Ainslee Fox is one of them!
When Jen from Ainslee Fox and One Thimble first mentioned the name of the jacket to me, I had a little giggle to myself, remembering year after year where my friends and I would trudge off to the Big Day out to spend a whole day indulging in live music, festival fun and of course lots of mud games - inevitably it would rain, we'd all get wet and stomp around in mud and spirits were always high! So, before I'd even sewn up this jacket, I already felt quite a strong bond with it. And of course, this is how cool I looked when I went....right...
My first took me quite a while, there are a lot of small parts to piece together and top stitch and of course you have to factor in a couple of extra hours for that "new pattern" learning period and I had both my kids home that day!
It's not a quick sew - but it has been the most rewarding sew for me since the Hourglass Dress from Rabbit Rabbit Creations (which I LOVE)
I had this awesome pineapple denim which in my head was going to suit the summery theme perfectly, I may have gotten a little teary when I was 10cm short.... so I took myself off to Spotlight to find an alternative. I came across this gorgeous watermelon drill and all was well with the world!
I had also bought this divine floral stretch denim from the Remnant Warehouse previously, and it was a perfect match for this jacket!