Today, Kristen is sharing the Albion she made for her husband. Check out her customizations along with some gorgeous ocean views! -Sarai
Last weekend, my husband and I took a trip to the Oregon coast to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was the perfect little getaway full of relaxation, beautiful panoramic ocean views, and just a touch of adventure.
I think the Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I always look forward to the few times a year we drive to visit the lush, foggy forests, lava-strewn beaches, and dramatic sea-side cliffs.
The day before we left for our trip I managed to put the finishing touches on the Albion jacket I had been working on for Alex for awhile. If you’ve purchased the Albion Companion Book you may recognize this jacket as the one I made for one of the step-by-step guides. Shortly after completing the book I let the jacket sit around for awhile before I added some handmade toggles.
I’m glad I was a little slow though; I think it made a perfect anniversary gift.
To our surprise, the weather was about 50 degrees and sunny all weekend. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather in Oregon in February.
Alex reported that the cotton twill jacket was the perfect weight for the slightly chilly day.
The jacket includes several customizations including a zipper, handmade toggles, a drawstring at the waist, as well as a drawstring in the hood.