this Boden linen jacket. It was expensive and even though I had the money, I couldn't part with that much, plus international shipping. When down in Melbourne, I saw this beautiful duck egg blue linen in the remnant bin at The Fabric Store. I had to buy it!
M6519 before on a yet-to-be-finished mustard ponte jacket. I used the wrong interfacing in the ponte version and don't think I can take it out. I also found the ponte seams bulky and I really think it needs to be lined but I don't have anything suitable in my stash and so it sits and
The up-side to this UFO is that I had tested M6519 and was happy with the overall fit. This definitely fast tracked this more successful blazer.
- adding a full lining, drafted with this tutorial and one from Sewaholic
- adding small shoulder pads for shape
- slightly reshaping the front lapel
- adding buttons, which surprisingly work with this boxy jacket even though they aren't drafted in the pattern
- shortening and rounding the hem
- omitting the self turned cuffs, opting to show the lining instead
- drafting my own pockets with lining trim
I really like the sleeve style and length. I think it suits the fabric more than full length sleeves as this is a lightweight, warmer weather jacket.
The lining fabric is a Lisette voile that I picked up on Friday (my new day off!) from Spotlight. So much for a fabric diet!
Im so exciting spring is here. My mind is jam packed with warm weather sewing plans!
Pattern: McCalls M6519 = $7.99 inc part shipping
Fabric: 2m linen remnant from The Fabric Store $20
Lining: 1.2m Lisette voile from Spotlight $17.95 (full price! ouch!)
Shoulder pads: $3.99
On another note, after recieving 98 spam blog comments within a 5 minute period, I've decided to turn on word verification again. I can handle one or two coming through, but not 100. My apologies for reinstating this extra hurdle in the commenting process, but I needs to do it.
Hope you have a great week!