Vintage Jacket in Corduroy

I made this corduroy jacket for Daughter No2 back in January, but hadn’t got the chance to get photos of it on her until now. You can read the details of how it all started in my first Work in Progress Wednesday post of the year. The pattern is one that’s been in my stash for a while, so I was really glad of the chance to use it.

The adjustments listed in that post were quick and relatiely simple, and I stuck with just adding lining and interfacing where it really needed it, no shoulder pads! I lined the pockets with a left over scrap of shweshwe from a blouse that Daughter No 2 had made for herself last summer. I love a lined patch pocket, they’re so nice and neat!

There hasn’t been much to say about this particular project, the fabric was bought from a friend who had expected a wider whale of cord to turn up after buying it online, so it was not fit for his purpose – but perfect for mine! I am now out of the champagne coloured bemberg lining, that’s found its way into three projects now! I’d call that a win for stashbusting.

The weight of the jacket is perfect for autumn/spring, and its already had a few outings so far this sprint. I have been assured that she loves it, so that’s good enough for me. I wonder if she’d like one in linen for the summer….

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