The “Boxy Lady” Jacket
Fabric: about 1.5 metres of pink/black acrylic blend herringbone from my stash, ~$8
Pattern: McCall’s 5791
Notions: 4 mis-matched buttons from my stash, ~$0.01
Time to complete: 5.5 hours (so far)
First worn: for these photos
Wear again? yes
Total cost: ~$8
Since it’s summer down here in New Zealand, I made a warm jacket this week. (Normally, that would sound a bit odd, but hey, we all know what this week’s theme is, right?!) My original plan was to make a full-length coat, but then I stumbled across McCall’s 5791 in my pattern stash, and this herringbone weave acrylic blend in my fabric stash, and the two really wanted to be together. So I indulged them and made up view B, with it’s double-breasted front, three-quarter sleeves, and shawl collar.
Sure, it’s not my normal style, but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt through following the Sew Weekly themes, it’s that quite often, when you head into different styles, you find something that works. (Other times, you get a major disaster, but hey, at least you learn something, no?)
This time was one of those happy times, as it turns out that I really quite like this jacket! Sure, I don’t really know yet what I’ll wear it with, but I’ll either figure that out, or make something to go with it. I’m thinking it’ll look good for in the office in colder months, or even with jeans (if I ever wear jeans) as a more casual look. So thank you, Sew Weekly themes, for encouraging me once again to make something that I probably would never have made otherwise!