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.
Here’s a jacket I made a little while ago, with fabric from last year’s Fabric-a-brac.
The pattern is 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.
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.**
*Results not guaranteed in all dictionaries.
** By which I mean January to March.