Today I have a very old sewing project to share. I made this jacket over a year ago, and have even worn it many times, but never officially showed it!
The pattern is from Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt. This was the second pattern I've used from the book. I've made two of the Multi Fabric Skirt (one here) and have wanted to make The Parisian Jacket as soon as I opened the book. Let me just be honest for a sec, I love pattern books. I love looking at the images and knowing I can make everything in the book because the patterns are all right there. Needless to say, I own quite a few of these books. This one is so pretty. The patterns, the styling in the photos, the page designs and even the instructions are so cute! I know it was unavailable for some time but if you have a chance to get your hands on it, GET IT!
This jacket was great to add my own touches to. I turned the 3/4 sleeves onto full sleeves, added a lining and definitely had fun with adding the buttons on the button tabs.
I'm not quite sure what fabric this is. It's similar to a wool but not as heavy which is why I added a lining (a stretchy knit) for a little more warmth. This has become a nice jacket for fall, but a great jacket for winter days that aren't super cold.
I have some issues with this fabric. It does not wear well over time. It has become a little pilled and some of the weaving is so loose that it starts to rip at the seams. At first I thought it was because I made the jacket too small but that really isn't it because it is happening in multiple places. I've had to fix this jacket a few times because of the fabric, but I love it so much.
My favorite part of the jacket is the button tabs. Because buttons are my favorite thing!
And a shot of the lining:
Sorry the lighting is a little wacky. I go to work in the dark and come back home in the dark so getting natural light in winter is impossible! It also doesn't help that the polar vortex has made its way to new jersey so it's a complete mess outside! If you are in this bad weather right now, stay inside if you can!
And as always, thanks for reading!