Have you ever bought fabric or a pattern and wanted to just go home and make it up right away?That happened when I shopped the last BMV sale . When my patterns arrived , I just had to try this one right away, V1385 by Sandra Betzina
I knew I had to make a muslin before I cut into this pretty cotton sateen from Vogue Fabrics.
I found just one meter of fabric left over from this coat, made years ago
and I managed to squeeze the shorter version out of it but had to shorten the sleeves, unfortunately. In any case , it did the trick and I really like this little jacket. I'll be making the sateen version as soon as I get the chance.
The neckline on this jacket is precious I think and not at all hard to achieve if you mark the pleats carefully.
This is Home Dec fabric, has no drape and is almost stiff. It worked really well for this pattern. I didn't line it and I'm OK with that.
I made size C with no FBA . It was too big and I had to let it in a lot. Next time I'll try size B with an FBA. I think that should be just right.
I'll wear it with the matching print skirt made to go with the above mentioned coat.
I think it looks wonderful with my taupe palazzo pants made last fall,which is how I wore it to church last Sunday.
I started a new session of sewing classes this week and my students suggested they all make this jacket. They all loved it and it looks good on all their different body types.
I've been sewing every day in my new sewing room this week and have lots to show you when the photos have been taken. Thanks for stopping by.