10 January 2011

12-4-12 *Jacket Numero Uno*

PatternButterick 5567 - view D

 Size:  size 8 - no alterations

Fabric:  navy blue (very subtly striated with dark plum) tropical weight worsted wool gabardine from Fabric Mart

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Comments:  Since joining the Jacket a Month (12-4-12) sewalong on Stitcher's Guild, I have been seeing amazing jackets and coats everywhere.  Whether in pattern form or on retail shopping sites, I am bombarded by inspiration.  Oddly enough though, this first jacket sprang forth without any outside influence.  I picked up the pattern at the last BMV sale and while going through my stash, this wool seemed like the perfect match. 

This jacket sewed up very quickly and easily.  The pattern is drafted well, the instructions are good and all the pattern pieces fit together perfectly.  This would be an ideal project for a beginning sewist looking for a simple intro jacket project.  There is essentially no fitting due to the dropped shoulders and the large amount of ease built into the design.  Also, the jacket closes with a single snap at the neck, so there are no finicky closures (like buttons or zippers) to fret about.

I'm not sure this would be the best design for the busty gals in the crowd - due to the limited fitting options.  However, the rest of us boobically impaired ladies don't need much fitting.  Flat pattern, flat chest - it's all good.

Conclusion:  Nice little jacket.  I won't likely be making it again, as I prefer jackets with some more waist shaping, but this one will be a nice addition to my professional wardrobe.

16 comments:

Carol said...

I like this very much and I think I need one in my closet. It's a great jacket that will slip on over most outfits without making too much of a statement on its own. I bet you'll wear it to death. It would be great over jeans or a dress/skirt. Funny how you overlook some patterns until you see one made by a real person!

a little sewing on the side said...

flat out cute!

JoanneM said...

Elegant and very clean. Love a classic!

Lisette M said...

I love it! I'll have to pick this pattern up at the next sale. Flat works in my neck of the woods ;-)

Jali said...

Love the clean, minimalist look of the jacket and the neat sewing and the fabric choice. This would go with a lot of things. That would mean a classic I think.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a really cute jacket! And I'm sure that it will work so well with the rest of your wardrobe.

Faye Lewis said...

HURRAY!, for your first of 12! It's cute too.

gwensews said...

That's a sweet jacket! It will go as well with pants as a skirt. Love it. Now, I suppose I must go get that pattern.

Vicki said...

Very nice! It looks very work like made up in grey.

Summerset said...

Looks smart - I can definitely see this in the teaching wardrobe!

Jen said...

Very cute pattern, it turned out great!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I like this--the functionality of a cardigan with the professional oomph of a jacket. I bet you will wear this a lot.

bluemooney said...

They don't have to be hard to look great! That's a smart piece. Love the pattern, simple and elegant.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I'm so attracted to this because it looks like it would be easy and quick to sew, and I need some new work jackets. You say it's not fitted at the waist - does it still look stylish on?!

SEWN said...

Cute jacket. What a great wardrobe builder.

K.Line said...

That is beautiful. What a staple.