After the success of my last jacket I thought I’d make another jacket, but this time a lighter jacket ready for spring. I’m on a jacket-making roll! It all started with this picture:
I’ve recently stumbled across this blog and like a lot of what I see. Mainly this jacket! I love the floral meets tougher asymmetric silhouette, especially with that dark piping on the seams. LOVE IT! Also, florals = spring, it’s a no brainer. I pinned it straight away!
I’ve also found a few RTW jackets along similar lines from Ted Baker: (Click the photos for links)
But obviously, I’m not going to BUY a jacket. I’m a sewist, doncha know? And I recently found the most perfect pattern for this (click the photo for the link):
I actually bought this pattern ages ago from Burdastyle and was planning to sew it up exactly as it’s styled in this pic. Not very inventive I know, but why fix something that aint broke? But then I made my Lola dress with the fabric instead, oops!
It’s very like this jacket, also from Ted Baker:
But I already have an AWESOME leather jacket (RTW), and don’t need another one. So floral it is! I’ve already snapped up my fabric and it’s arrived. It’s on sale at myfabrics.com if you feel so inclined:
I’ve gone with a black background mainly as I couldn’t find anything with a lighter background that I liked! I chose it as I liked the warm colours and that it’s not too ‘bitty’, sometimes I feel floral fabric can be too detailed and it’s the worse for it but this fabric has a slightly blurred/graphic quality to it. Now it’s arrived I’m not 100% sure about it, but hopefully with some thoughtful pattern placement it’ll be da bomb!
Anyone else thinking of sewing up a spring jacket?