Hi Everyone, 
I’m so so so excited to show you this months project. It’s another bold print item, not sure what happened to my ‘neutral staple items’ wish-list, but who cares! I have to say, with this current heat wave, I’m not sure how much wear I’ll get out of it this summer, but I know I will be wearing this jacket all year round, mainly because I’m just so in love with it.  
The pattern I chose this month is the Mona Jacket, again by french designers Wear Lemonade. As I said last month in my Lola Dress post, I’m a part of their ‘Netflix of Sewing’ which is basically a pdf pattern subscription you can join on their website. So many patterns and all for just £8 a month. 
I know I said all this in my last post for the blogger network but, one down side to the patterns is that they’re all in french. When you subscribe there are videos of the making process, and you can translate the subtitles, but they’re not the clearest. So basically it’s a mix of google translate and guess work. The patterns aren’t super complicated though, so don’t worry it’s not too difficult to do. I actually made this jacket totally by just watching the video without translation, and sort of working out each stage as I went along. So I was pretty pleased with myself!
The Mona Jacket is a modern cropped jacket with an angled open ended zip. The large collar and lapel makes it look more tailored. There are large female snaps on the collar and lapel, these are only for decoration, but I like the effect. It reminds me of like an 80’s biker jacket. 
The fabric I used for this is now my absolute obsession. It’s this amazing ‘Mexican Print’ Cotton Canvas by Art Gallery Fabrics. I’m so glad I chose this, I know it’s a little on the crazy side, but I love the print. It’s so summery and colourful. The quality of the cotton canvas is amazing, soft but with a good amount of structure, like a denim. 
You’ll know, if you make your own clothes, there are a few items that just make you feel amazing. I’ve had this a couple of times before but this jacket makes me so happy. I think even if everyone I met said they hated it, I’d still love it just as much. The fit, the style, the colours, I’m in love with this. Sometimes I have these ideas, and it’s always nerve-racking when you really don’t know how it’ll turn out. This could have been a total disaster, but luckily it turned out exactly how I wanted. 
So my summary; this Wear Lemonade pattern is such a great style, if you don’t mind working a few construction parts out yourself. Get this fabric, you will not regret it! And when you make something you feel 10/10 in, wear it with pride as you’ve won the jackpot!
I hope you like my Fiesta Mona Jacket. And you don’t think I’m too crazy passionate. 
Happy Handmade everyone!
Sophia x 
@Sew__Jessalli / jessalli.co.uk