Linen Stripe Jacket

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket

 

Linen and warmer temperatures just go together, right?  When I spotted this Rag and Bone Linen on Mood Fabrics site, I knew I had to have it.  The fabric is sold by the panel and I ordered 2 panels which was just enough to squeeze out this jacket.     Now what to make with this fabulous linen?  I found some ideas on Pinterest, mainly unstructured tops with some fun play on the stripes.  That seemed like a good idea to start but I wasn’t quite sure.  Next step was to look through my patterns and I found  Vogue 8926 and knew I had found a winner.   Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket

 

I did have enough fabric to match the stripes across the front but the sleeves had to be cut on the crosswise grain.  I loved how the stripes look on the sleeves and just are fun down the back

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket- back and sleeve view

 

My plans were to include the ties on the jacket but quite frankly I couldn’t stand how the jacket looked tied.  As I was sewing at midnight on Saturday night, I started playing with ways to wear this jacket.  The best solution was to eliminate the ties, the jacket made in the linen had the perfect drape for this look.

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket - perfect for summer

 

I thought about seam finishing and went with a  flat felled seams to one side, which I did on the center back seam and it looks very nice.

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket- back view

 

This one seam was challenging to say the least, remember the fabric is linen and boy does linen like to ravel.  I decided to use my serger to finish the seams.  After changing my seam finish, the jacket was quick to make.  The hardest thing was matching the stripes at the back and side seams and front facings.

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket- stripes matching

 

 

Now a few more pictures of the jacket , which I can see being worn with jeans as I am today or as a topper for a dress.

 

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket -front view of drape

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket- side view

 

I have several tops that will look great with this linen jacket but this Mood Fabrics’ rayon jersey knit  was perfect for a casual look.

Renfrew shirt made with Mood Fabrics' rayon jersey

 

I went with Sewaholic’s Renfrew top, one of my favorites and this navy and white stripe one is still worn so much.  I always need new tops for summer and the Renfrew looks great and is quick to sew

Renfrew shirt made with Mood Fabrics' rayon jersey

Renfrew shirt made with Mood Fabrics' rayon jersey

Sewing, it just is my passion and so much of it I like.  The purchasing of fabric, selecting pattern, actual sewing is amazing but I also love taking a pattern and making it my own

Vogue 8926 was the starting point of my project but making it my own, was starting with that pattern and lovely linen.  From that starting point, sewing and creativity lets you turn that pattern into a garment that suits your body style and you lifestyle.  This is something I never will get tired of.  What about you, what is your favorite part when sewing a new garment?

Mood Fabrics' stripe linen made into a great Vogue 8926 jacket

 

 

 

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Comments


  • Erica B's DIY Style
    April 19, 2016

    This jacket is so cute! I adore the fabric! Perfect for spring!

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thank you, Erica, I love the fabric, too. I knew I wanted it but wasn’t sure what it was going to be!

  • Sarah Gunn
    April 19, 2016

    So Very Cute! I loved this linen but didn’t have a vision for it. You certainly did and even have trendy jeans to complete the look!

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thanks, Sarah, it is fun fabric and when I tried on these jeans, I knew I had to buy them.

  • Rose
    April 19, 2016

    I love the casual, but chic, look of this outfit! You continue to do an amazing job of combining patterns and fabric.

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thanks so much, Rose, sometimes I have to go through my pattern stash a few times to find the right one. This is fabulous fabric and it deserved the perfect pattern.

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  • sallie
    April 21, 2016

    Lori I just love this!! I have been buying up some of those Rag and Bone fabrics lately too because they are just so nice!! Your jacket is perfect – understated, and go-with-anything, but the stripes and drape still add a lot of interest! Total win!

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thanks, Sallie, I have been searching just for the Rag and Bone, they are always good.

  • Zeila
    April 22, 2016

    Great outfit and a perfect way to use those stripes!

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thanks, Zeila, the stripes are great

  • Amy
    April 26, 2016

    What a fun linen! I think you did it proud by turning it into this jacket. Bravo!

    • Lori
      April 26, 2016

      Thanks so much, Amy, it is a fun jacket and I will love wearing it this year.