These army green fatigue jackets can be seen everywhere online and in real life. I already had one that I bought the winter before last and I wear it a lot but it is a winter jacket. Nicely lined in a warm fuzzy fabric that makes it too warm for fall and spring.
So, when my mom passed on this piece of cotton twill when she cleaned out her stash, I knew exactly what I would make. It is nice to add this jacket to my closet rotation.
|A peek at this inside finishes.|
I chose to use Simplicity 2153 for this jacket and made view C. I liked the rolled sleeves and the tabs, and thought that the shorter sleeve length would be perfect for spring,summer and fall.
Pattern: Simplicity 2153
Fabric used: Cotton twill given to me by my mom.
Instructions:The instructions were fine as far as I can remember...
Changes I made: For once I didn't make any changes to this one! I did however do Hong Kong seams on this one because it wasn't lined, except for the under arm seams, where I hemmed the seam allowances because when the sleeves were rolled they would be seen.
Repeat worthy? I really like this jacket and have worn is a lot already but I probably won't make another and move on to other coat patterns.
|Jacket:Self-made Dress:Gap(thrifted) Boots:Marks Work Warehouse Necklace:Suzy Shier|
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me last week in Project Sewn's sewalong! It was a huge surprise to win. You guys are so nice.
Don't forget to go and vote for this weeks designs...this is the last week of the competition. Then go back to vote for the sewalong contributors...there are so many lovely entries to choose from. Good luck to all!