This pattern was a buy at the Great British Sewing Bee live show . I wanted a lightweight jacket that I could throw on in the mornings/ evenings when on holiday which wasn’t too warm or heavy and could be carried around in a bag/ tote whilst also being suitable for wearing with casual trousers or a skirt/ dress.
I had tried on a ( too large) sample on the stall at the show
I decided to trial the pattern using some leftover fabric- a sweatshirt fabric for the outer and leftover dress fabric for the contrast lining – and actually have worn this trial jacket.
The pattern is quite easy to sew up. One of the main changes I made was a sleeve join with piping to match the lining . This was to overcome the fact that I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the full sleeve length!
I made a couple of other minor changes. I top stitched all the edges to secure the lining. I also added a number of large poppers to enable the jacket to be fastened in different ways
Fastened to the top
fastened with contrast lapels
Thee jacket delivered against my requirements and was worn on short breaks in both Madrid and Florence. I may even get around to making one in the colours I actually wanted !