Okay, so maybe this isn't the perfect fabric ever. I don't think I could pick one of those. But it is the perfect fabric for a jacket I've been in love with since I was flipping through my Burda magazine a month ago.
I LOVE this jacket. It's kind of a military look but still fitted and feminine. Check out the front and back view that I've scanned:
I'm planning to extend the sleeves to my wrists and do away with the "wrist warmers", as they call them. Oh, I just love the design! But I couldn't recall ever seeing fabric like what they've used. Then the Super Jo-Ann's opened last Friday and of course I had to check it out. And look what I found!!!
I even found the perfect buttons - at 50% off I might add. They are the same dusty black with squares in the center. This fabric might look thick but it's not. It's perfect!!! I am so excited about this I just had to show you. They also have brown and navy in this size squares as well as smaller squares. It's ain't cheap at $14.99 per yard, but was marked down to $8.99 and I only needed 1 3/4 yards. I might go back for another color after I see how this sews up. However, don't expect to see it really soon. I'm still sewing for fall and this jacket is in my winter sewing category.