There's not that much to say that I haven't said before about this pattern. It's a surprisingly quick sew, with the welt pockets being the most time-consuming step. I cut this jacket out during a visit to Caroline's amazing sewing space and it took me two evenings to sew it all (mostly due to procrastination on my part and some added hand-sewing)
I used a lightweight wool from Pauli for the shell and a bit of gold (!) acetate lining fabric. I'm wearing this jacket with long-sleeved shirts and sweaters as opposed to tops or short-sleeved dresses, so being able to just slide my arms in is nice! I used plain black ribbing for the neckline, hem and cuffs and it works fine, but I'd like something a bit more substantial the next time. Any good sources for thicker ribbing in Belgium?
I wouldn't call this jacket mine if it was completely blank, so I added a patch to one of the sleeves. It's this amazing one from Maiden Voyage Clothing. Since then, I've added some of my own badges and a badge I got from this guy:
I have another project lined up to photograph (eagle-eyed people can already spot it on the Sew it Up website). I'm not posting these pictures here yet because I think the actual blog post and dress deserve a nicer setting than my living room. Sadly, my boyfriend (and photographer) got pretty sick at the beginning of the week and we took him to hospital on Thursday because he had a massive fever that wouldn't go down. It turned out to be pneumonia so he'll have to take it easy for a bit! He's doing a lot better now though, and I got to kill time in the emergency room by drawing this amazing portrait:
PS: for those wondering about the title: watch this. You won't regret it.
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