After a flurry of finished projects, and some tidying up of my “fix-it” pile, I’m ready to get going with my leaf print jacket. Maybe. I had these two sketches in my sketchbook, either would work for the jacket, but neither was 100% right.
As you can see I have copious notes!
Ok, so what I’m really thinking of is a bit of peplum detail, but not a wavy, fluffy one. I like structure, so I like the pleats in version 2. I also am definitely having the neckline detail in version 1.
So here’s a version with the bits I like together:
Sleeve… I’m hankering after the Crater Sleeve from Pattern Magic 1. But full length, or 3/4 with a turn-back cuff?
I really love that sleeve, and I think with the neckline from the first design it will look fabulous! I just need to decide on the length… Also, I need to decide if the style lines actually work on my body, rather than the skinny-minny croquis from my sketch book. So I put together these:
So what do we think?? Here’s another picture of the fabric.
And here I thought the pattern was ready, and I could cut out this weekend! Now I’m not so sure. :s
9 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Jacket”
I’m lost for words. That is going to be one amazing jacket! Turn back cuff for sure x
Love the drawings & love the jacket ideas!! Looks like it’ll have some super flattering design lines & really exciting features! 🙂
Hi love the design lines and love the fabric but might the fabric be a bit busy and not show the great design and detail?
Oh my! This is going to be amazing! I love the design feature and I loved seeing the design progress.
Love your design ideas, especially the final drawings.
I love your drawings!, like a previous commenter, I think that the pattern on the fabric may draw your eye away from the details on the jacket
Am loving all the details on your jacket. I prefer jackets with full sleeves, so of course I’m going to say, “Go with the full-length sleeves!” But the fabric suggests the 3/4 length. I am in awe of anyone who can sketch and draw like this. Wowsers.
How about color block?
Oh oh oh this looks very very cool – t’will be a gorgeous jacket and the sketches are cute. Wish I could sketch…. I never got out of the scribble phase really.