13 October 2009

Loes Hinse Bolero Jacket

Pattern: Loes Hinse Bolero Jacket (view A)






Size
: XS

Fabric: Olive worsted wool tweed from Fabric Mart.










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Comments: I love the Loes Hinse Bolero Jacket - it is my "I need a flattering, professional looking jacket in a hurry" pattern. I have never made a Bolero that I don't like and this one is no exception.

Made in an olive tweed fabric from Fabric Mart, this jacket went together in no time flat. I would estimate it took two hours total and that includes choosing the fabric, ironing the pattern, lay out, cut out, sewing and pressing. Instant gratification at its best! I used one large sage green vintage button as closure on the front.

I'm wearing my new Bolero jacket with the green RPL Hepburn pants I made a short while back and a milk chocolate brown Princess tank made a long while back. For accessories, I have three strands of a dark green malachite-like beaded necklace (doubled up around the neck) and a pair of bronze heels (I can't believe they got cut out of the picture - rats!).

Conclusion: Excellent jacket that will be made over and over and over...

18 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful jacket. I love the way all the colors in your outfit look together.

gwensews said...

That's a terrific jacket. Love the button at the waist. I have never sewn with the Hinse patterns. I must try one. I assume the draft is good, since you didn't comment otherwise?

Lori said...

Very pretty jacket, the whole outfits looks so cute and stylish.

JenSA said...

Lovely outfit Shannon, it suits you beautifully.

Lisa said...

LOVE IT!

you look awesome!

I have a pattern of hers that I have been putting off making, the shawl collar jacket. I should get off my butt and just do it!!!!

Lisette M said...

I love the colors in this outfit, very chic!

wendy said...

nice! i really like the jacket's neckline with the necklace.

is your tweed a wool blend? can we get a fabric closeup photo for the fabric obsessives among your readers?? ;-)

Nancy K said...

Great outfit! Two hours? Wow. It certainly doesn't look rushed, but your usual high quality.

amber said...

I'm such a sucker for tweed in the fall/winter. Very cute!

Marie-Christine said...

You know, my last Loes jacket was a failure- wrong fabric, lining that made it too small, I screwed it up royally. But seeing all those great ones you're putting out makes me feel that I need to get over that and give her patterns another try.. Thanks! And yes, I love yours, and that entire outfit..

Carol said...

The jacket is gorgeous and is the perfect piece to showcase that button! I have a few one off buttons waiting for a project like this. I've never tried Loes Hinse, either ... but maybe I should finish my other jackets first ...

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Terrific looking outfit...very stylish.

Vicki said...

Very nice outfit. Colours all look so good together.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You look fantastic! Love those TNTs!

Marji said...

That's really a nice jacket. Cute and great subtle color combo.
Now, I'm looking at this pic, and wondering, have we ever seen you in pants before?

Teddylyn said...

Cute jacket and I love the color palette. Great colors and textures.

Lynda in LV

Isabelle said...

I love your jacket! This colour looks great on you.

French_Seam said...

it's a really nice jacket, but I wouldn't describe it as a Bolero: it's too long (even the short version is too long for a Bolero)