So, it has been some time! We are super busy here: moving, prepping, celebrating! Two days ago me and Jared celebrated 5 years of being together, what a date! Happy to be with the one I love, and even happier to look forward everything in the future. Back to the sewing though, making couple of jackets was one my “to do list” for quite a while now. The problem was: I never made a jacket before… As we all know, there is a first time for everything. If to be honest, I was scared to death to start tracing out pattern for my first jacket. It seemed terrifying, just like that!
Pattern: Burda’s pattern from 3/2014, lace jacket 129, plus size. This one required a lot of alterations, A LOT. The original pattern is a plus size pattern, so it took some time to size it right. It came out great, therefore I am happy!
Fabric: burnout cotton, rayon of two colors: pink and blue. The body part is lined in a blush pink rayon and sleeved are line with dark blue rayon that gives it a pop of color and originality!
New experience: this is my first jacket ever, and everything was new. When I started, I was a little bit unsure about the fit of raglan sleeves, doubting the thickness of the fabric as well. For this type of jacket you don’t really need a thick fabric to hold the shape. Original pattern called for two slit pockets, I decided to omit that step and make only one sewn-on pocket with a contrasting edge.
By the way: this blue lace blouse is also my creation, take a look at it here!
I am absolutely in love with this jacket! It is easy to wear, very colorful and vibrant!