Spring Jacket 2023

I’ve been working through my pile of purchases from Croft Mill and those I bought at the quilt show in August/September last year. One of the pieces I got at the quilt show was a gorgeous floral print from the ever brilliant Rosenberg and Son. When I saw it on the stand I knew it would be a jacket, I just needed to choose a pattern. After a short dalliance with the idea of making trousers with it instead, I chose 111 from the August 2021 Burda magazine.

I’ve made this pattern before, so I knew what I wanted to change. If you’ve read my Work in Progress post, you’ll know the ins and outs of my making and decision process. At the time of writing that post I was waiting for the lining to arrive so I could finish off the jacket. And to choose buttons. Or snaps. In the end I went with buttons, dark blue ones with a bit of texture that look just right.

I love the contrast of the vivid coppery lining with the blue and white of the exterior. I wore the jacket to the Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC and the fabric was immediately recognised by Geoff! I love this jacket, I purposely didn’t layer in all the structure and shoulder pads that the black one has. I’m also not regretting the decision not to have pockets! Another thing I didn’t do was to try to pattern match, and any that has happened has been completely serendipitous.

This jacket will be a fabulous addition to my spring/summer wardrobe and I can’t wait to wear it more as the weather warms up. I have a couple more pieces of fabric from those two hauls to make up, and then I need to start on the stuff I’ve just bought at the NEC this month! I have a whole new summer wardrobe planned that will be added to what I already have.

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

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