This started out as an ordinary photo shoot of my finished jacket but something happened and I just couldn’t do the serious part of this stylin’ jacket any more.
Maybe it was the non existent moon
or my old cowboy boots
but suddenly I just couldn’t take it any more
I gave what I was doing a little thought
and I had to DANCE!
I guess there’s only so many years of these photo shoots a person can take before they realize how ridiculous it can be
showing off the details
and trying to style it just right
but, this time I turned my back on the extraordinary
regained my composure
and fit back into the mold. Here’s the proper version
Details: I cut a 14 throughout the chest and sleeves and a 20 from the waistband on down. I lined it with a well aged poly crepe and added the patch pockets from Vogue 1225. I made up my own instructions on that part.
If you’re interested in this Hot patterns jacket it’s on clearance at the HP site.
Get a good jacket construction book and follow it. Space the peplum gathers and panels so they look good on you. I kept the peplum sides ungathered and had to remove some fabric to do that. I didn’t add the shoulder pads nor did I use a chest piece. If you’re going to do something more formal then you might want to.
I won’t be sewing for the rest of the month. See you when I get home from a whirl wind round of sales trips.