Minoru on the Horizon?

The weather is truly crummy here in Auckland. It’s cold, raining 90% of the time and it’s getting dark by 5 o’clock. But all is not lost! There are some super awesome things about winter too – hot chocolates, woolen socks and Sewaholic’s Minoru Jacket:

Photo: all this rain has got me thinking about the Minoru Jacket - I can see it on the horizon!

Full disclosure: I bought this pattern a while ago and have been trying to build up the courage to make it. I’m a real novice when it comes to outwear. There are so many amazing Minorus on the Sewaholic Flickr Pool and I’m feeling super inspired … but also intimidated!

I need your help! I’m not sure a) what sort of material content/ fibers I should be looking for in a fabric – how will i know if it will be waterproof?! and b) what colour to make a jacket in Head over to my facebook page and you can vote on your colour choice! I will announce the colour in my next post. You have three days to vote and this will be binding eeek.

Should I be regretting this already?