So, it is day one of our family road trip.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to the beach….now we are in the bush!
We have driven with 2 chickadees & 1 very spoilt dog in the backseat.
We have driven through bush fires….
We have had to stop for sheep in the middle of the road….
We have seen some things that you just don’t see in the city…
And we have had a great day being a family….
One thing that I really do not want to do on holidays is….iron!
So when I was packing for our road trip, I wanted to be able to hang my blazer jacket up & not have to shove it in the suitcase.
I always take my black blazer jacket as it goes with EVERYTHING! Wear it with jeans, t-shirt, a bangle or 5 & ballet flats for a casual lunch or with jeans, a nice big necklace, sparkly top & high heels for a lovely dinner date.
It also looks great over a dress or with a skirt.
My black blazer jacket has a little stretch in it so it keeps it shape really well & can be washed in a washing machine on gentle so it does not have to be dry cleaned.
I don’t like your regular suit bags as the smell a little too plastic for me & you have to air your clothes before you can wear them.
I wanted a jacket bag that let my clothes still breathe while protecting them.
So this is my alternative…
I had 2m of this beautiful Pretty Bird by Pillow & Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics.
It was so easy to do.
I just laid the jacket on the hanger on top of the folded material.
I traced around the jacket to make the pattern.
Sewed around the curved edge of the fabric, making sure to leave a 4cm opening at the top so that the coat hanger can fit through.
You should be left with an opening that looks like this…
Fold the edges over & pin them then sew around it to keep it stable.
You can then hem the bottom of the jacket bag.
I chose just to use the rolled hem function on the overlocker.
I also made a matching draw string back that is big enough to fit my ballet flats, high heels & sneakers.