This little number is another garment from the Simplicity pattern 1699 which I received from sewing-online. I have already made the peplum blouse and trousers which can been seen on a previous post here. I love this pattern because it has so many gorgeous garments on it.
The decision to make the jacket came after I purchased the fabric on an impromptu visit to Abakhan fabrics in Manchester. I love to have a good rummage through their bargain bins and often come away with fabric that, at the time, has no real purpose. I particularly like the crochet effect and think it works really well on the jacket (I can’t say what it actually is as I haven’t got the foggiest idea – it looks good though).
Anyway, the jacket is lined on the body with the mid-length sleeves having no lining. The construction I could have almost done with my eyes shut it was that straightforward, it started with the back centre seam, followed swiftly by the shoulder and side seams for both fabric and lining. I then attached the lining to the jacket through the front, neck edge and hem, it was turned the correct way around through the armhole. Finally the sleeves, these have a couple of little pleats on the sleeve head, which gives some fullness at the top. The pattern suggested adding a trim around the front and neck edge and also in a pocket position on the front but, because the fabric is a little out of the ordinary to begin with I didn’t need to add anything more.
Another garment all boxed off, I have coupled it with a dress made last year, the first thing I made after starting sewing again, you can see the post for the dress here. Now I must stress it was the first blog post I did, therefore it is extremely brief as I didn’t have the guts to waffle on the world-wide web that I have now (it was only a matter of time before the real me presented itself), you will also notice that at the time I didn’t have the confidence to put my head on photos………(grins) so much has changed in such a short space of time! With each day that passes on my sewing journey I grow evermore grateful for the opportunities that it gives me and also all the wonderful people I have come to know, on top of the pure joy that comes with each and every (well almost every) creation; I wonder what will happen next……….?