I almost threw this one out. Instead, I decided to just have one last look and I noticed I had started this one.
I remember cutting this out two years ago at the end of summer. The reason I almost discarded it was that I wasn't sure why I had ever chosen this fabric. It's a metallic look faux linen and it no longer seemed appropriate for the pattern.
Well ,I really like this pattern and I thought this could at least serve as a muslin until I came up with a better choice of fabric.
The pattern is V8620.
Pattern Review and saw some great versions so I started to sew. It wasn't long before I had completely changed my mind . I really do like the fabric for this style. Here is my version.
I had cut out a coordinating striped suiting to use for the facings and I decided to press these so they showed as a piping-look trim.
I just happened to have this great fashion zipper that matched the circles on the fabric and the facings perfectly. I just couldn't hide it away, so I decided to go for the exposed zipper look that I love.
The collar stands so well and sits away from the neck so a light scarf will look great in early fall and spring.
I cleaned up the seam allowances on the inside with a Hong Kong finish in red satin.I didn't decide to this ,however, until I had finished so it's not looking great!
I added a bias strip to the hem to add a little weight and drape to my jacket because the fabric is fairly lightweight.
The back swings gracefully away from the body so a stiff fabric would probably not do for this design.
I just love this piece. So far ,I've found it looks good with my grey wide legged pants ,my white palazzo pants, but not so with my grey skinny jeans. Boot cut jeans are a good look with it but not a skirt.
What do you think? Was I right not to throw this one away?