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Since I have finished my first Kelly anorak, I have been wearing it almost every day. I really really love it. The only problem is that, with its camel color, it doesn’t match all my wardrobe. Therefore, I needed another one in a darker color way! Obvious no ? 😉
What is it?
I have already told you almost everything about it in my first article so I am gonna keep it short this time. It’s the Kelly anorak Kelly by Closet Case Patterns. A real piece of art with absolutely awesome finishing. I am wondering how long it takes to design such an amazing pattern.
This pattern is not very complicated per se but it is very long to do as there are so many steps. I don’t think that it is suitable for a beginners but definitely for an intermediary. You really have to be meticulous (snaps, top stitching…). For instance, almost the whole anorak is put together using flat fell seams. It is absolutely beautiful but it is also super long to do.
The preparation work also takes a lot of time: many pieces to cut, lots and lots of marks to draw… but all that will be time gain when finally putting it under the sewing machine.
Then, by following precisely the instructions and getting help with the online tutorials, Kelly will be at reach.
how is it made?
I hesitated a lot but finally went for the initial version I wanted to do when I discover Kelly: navy blue! I used a very dark gabardine and a cotton tartan, both from my stash. I think that these two fabrics are the perfect combo!
which size is it?
I havent changed anything from my first Kelly: size 4 at the shoulder widen up to a size 6 at the hips. I wanted some positive ease and I am really happy with it.
is it modified?
Absolutely not! I am 1.57m and Kelly is perfect for me. I would advice taller girls to be careful though. It might be worth it to add a few centimeters.
are you happy with it?
I am ecstatic, I couldn’t say which one I prefer. They complement each other very nicely.
to be sewn again?
I don’t think so just now but who knows… Heather is planning to release soon a real lining for Kelly so I might make a warmer one for next winter!