Discovery and wisdom of the past month: “Change in location will change your wardrobe”.
And who would of thought that summer in TN is so rainy? Which in itself is a wonderful thing, and of course needs additional time for sewing. Long sleeves are getting back into my summer wardrobe and what could be nicer than light, yet practical cotton summer jacket.
So I went through my stash, (by the way, I selling through my stash currently – shop here) and found this beautiful crème and pale green cotton with subtle pattern. I only had one yard so I had to make it work. Since the pattern is very simple I had no trouble working with it, however taking in fact that this is patterned fabric – I had to match the pattern and work with pattern repeat. Those of you who ever had the pleasure to work with very structured repeat pattern know that it can be a pain in your rear…
Needless to say – pattern matching “ate” some of the fabric, therefore I had no choice but to do a shorter sleeves. Which isn’t that bad, it is a summer jacket after all!
The whole outfit is actually ME-MADE!
Sweater: modified free Maria Denmark pattern of a Kimono blouse. How? I simply added a sleeve option and a cuff.
Jacket: Burda Style pattern from 03/2017 101B – cropped jacket. I did not line it – since it is for the summer. If to be honest – it is better that way. I know that lining the jacket is the “proper” way, but it makes you feel so stuffy, especially in such high humidity. As a result, my cotton jacket is light and breathable!
I would say that this jacket is part of my #makenine but I think I have lost track! 🙂
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