A slightly out of season jacket – Simplicity 2209

Only slightly out of season… today is summer but it’s officially “gloomy” according to the Met Service. Gloomy is not something Wellington does very often, so I had to look it up in the dictionary. One of the definitions was “a good day for blogging”*, so I got right into it.

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Here’s a jacket I made a little while ago, with fabric from last year’s Fabric-a-brac.

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The pattern is Simplicity 2209.

Simplicity 2209

It’s a sweet little jacket, with three quarter sleeves and a single button closure. The collar can be ruffled or flat.

I had a few fitting dramas with this one, but I think I got close enough in the end. I also made a few alterations as you can see – full length sleeves, added lining, and made regular buttonholes. All of these were done because my fabric was winter-weight and I wanted the jacket to be a bit more weather-proof.

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Next time I’ll make the original version, maybe in a heavy cotton if I can find a good one. I do like the single-button closure and shorter sleeves; it would be great for the warmer parts of the year.**

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*Results not guaranteed in all dictionaries.
** By which I mean January to March.

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5 thoughts on “A slightly out of season jacket – Simplicity 2209

  1. Gemma, this jacket is absolutely amazing! Colours suits you very well and you look so cute in it! The collar is such an interesting detail!

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