|Cotton underlining, patterned lining and shell linen mix fabric.|
The pattern is for an unlined jacket so I just cut the same pieces minus the front facing for the underling and the lining and sewed these as one. It’s actually the lining that over lined, the shell fabric is separate if you see what I mean? I made two jackets – one in the linen and one for the lining and then bagged the whole lot together.
The underlining worked a treat and there’s no ‘show through’.
The jacket is an easy make, especially as there are no sleeves to ease and insert. As it is meant to be casual and loose, fitting is not an issue either. I opted for patch pockets but the pattern comes with side seam pockets too if you want. The pattern is also marked for different lengths so you could easily make a short bolero-style as shown on the pattern photo. As usual, the instructions are in German but this time I just followed instinct and didn’t try to translate or decipher.
|coutureallure – 1950s coat and fitted dress|
The dress turned out OK in the end – by no means perfect but wearable. The jacket though I’m really pleased with – it almost ticked every box in my very specific Mac wishlist…….
………and would you believe it – it’s NOT RAINING! Ruth