In the fall , I made this navy cotton knit cardi/jacket , wore it once and then completely forgot about it until recently.
( Oh dear. It so didn't photograph well ! )
The fabric is a cotton double knit I happily found in a bin at Fabricville.
I lengthened it a bit I think andI omitted the back pleat because of a shortage of fabric and that changed the silhouette I was aiming for, but it's Ok.
I changed the style of the inseam pockets to my very favorite one layer pockets learned from Sandra Betzina.
The raglan sleeves sort of demanded shoulder pads so I added them and that's Ok because I happen to like shoulder pads.
I finished the seams with a Hong Kong finish mostly because my serger broke and I had to but I love the look of this treatment . Please look here if you're not familiar with Hong Kong finish.
I left out the two bottom buttons because I bought the wrong number but I'm thinking I'll add them. Oh. But that would mean making another buttonhole . Hmmm. Probably won't happen. Lol.
This is great little topper for my scuba knit dress which I wore today to church.
or to wear with trousers or jeans.
See my cute boots !
I'm so glad to have rediscovered this piece in the coat closet ! It'll get lots of wear this spring for sure!
Next time I'll show you the cape and the poncho I made for door prizes at my sale this week . I love them both and kind of hate to give them up.