Seafoam Green Linen Jacket

I know you all think all Lori can make is jackets, right?  Two of my three posts have been jackets for the Mood Sewing Network. Well, I am going to up the odds to three out of four.  I do have a thing for jackets, especially in the spring, when a light jacket is just what you need for the cool, crisp air.  This time I wanted a very versatile jacket, one you could wear with so many outfits.  I also wanted to use a good color for spring, something to freshen up my closet and existing garments, so I picked this seafoam linen – which is very similar to  the popular mint color.

Seafoam Green Linen Jacket The description from Mood’s online store: “This is a medium-weight woven linen blend with a very soft yet textural hand.”With this description in mind, I selected  a jacket I had made before, Simplicity 2250,  which is also a favorite of fellow Mood Sewing Network blogger, Erica.Since I had made this jacket before, I had a few changes: make a size bigger (I never liked how close-fitting my first one was), lower the bust dart, add 1″ to the length of the body and make the sleeves long instead of 3/4 length.  I wanted the ability to roll up the sleeves, so I sewed a partial flat-felled seam on the sleeve, to clean finish the seam.So follow along with a picture-filled post, showing the jacket with many items from my closet.  I think it shows how much use I will get with this jacket.

First with a maxi-dress:

Seafoam Green Linen Jacket

Next up black and white knit tank dress:
Seafoam Green Linen Jacket

How about a gray knit maxi skirt and white v-neck t-shirt? I think yes.

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Seafoam Green Linen Jacket
Two pictures of that one, so you can appreciate the 25-30 mph winds, doing good things to the clothing and the hair!

Keeping with the white v-neck t-shirt, change to white jeans and floral wedges…
Seafoam Green Linen Jacket
…another winner, I think.

Finally, skinny jeans and a striped t shirt:Seafoam Green Linen Jacket

Which was to be my outfit for dinner out with hubby on Saturday night, but dinner out turned into visiting our 5-week old grandson for two hours. I am sure my grandson thought Nana looked great!  That was a great date night for me.

Here is a close-up of the jacket, so you can see some of the details:Seafoam Green Linen Jacket

My seafoam linen is the perfect weight and drape for a spring to summer jacket, I love the color and the possibilities for my wardrobe. Plus, Simplicity 2250 is a great pattern.  My favorite look is probably the maxi-skirt, followed by the white jeans, oh, wait maybe the striped t-shirt, but wait, I like the stripe dress, too.  Oh, forget it, just like a favorite candy bar, I can’t pick just one.  What about you, do you have a favorite?

Final parting shot, this is the picture my camera took as the wind blew over the tripod

I did run up and catch it before it hit the ground, didn’t know I could move so fast!

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Comments


  • Ginger
    April 10, 2013

    Ahhhh! I love all your jackets! You’re seriously tempting me to make another! I love this one– it’s such a great color, and it’s so casual and fun!

    • Lori
      April 10, 2013

      Thanks, Ginger, it will be a great color to have in my closet.

  • Lauren
    April 10, 2013

    It’s amazing to me just how much that seafoam color goes with everything – I love all your outfits, but I’m especially partial to the jacket with the white shirt and white jeans. You look really amazing!

    Seriously, though, you’ve got me dying to make a jacket (or five) now. So much more chic than wearing a hoodie!

    • Lori
      April 10, 2013

      Thanks, Lauren, I was amazed about the combinations, it is the perfect color for so much. I can just imagine how fabulous your jackets would be and how wonderful they will look on you.

  • Erica B.
    April 10, 2013

    Your jacket looks great! That’s such an awesomely quick pattern that produces a great jacket!

    • Lori
      April 10, 2013

      Thanks, Erica, it is a great pattern.

  • Sarah Gunn
    April 10, 2013

    Very nice, Lori! A favorite look?……maybe with the white jeans. I’m seeing this look all over fashion magazines and it’s very in at the moment!
    Your jackets are great! How about a tutorial?

    • Lori
      April 10, 2013

      I think the white is stylish, too, Sarah. A tutorial? That is a thought, will have to see. Thanks.

  • Amanda S.
    April 10, 2013

    Great jacket, Lori! All your looks are winners and that green is the perfect pop of color.

    • Lori
      April 10, 2013

      Thanks, Amanda.

  • Samina
    April 11, 2013

    Great go-to jacket! Love it. My favorite look is with the maxis – I’m such a fan of maxi dresses and skirts but do not own a single one. Your post has inspired me to make a maxi dress right away.

    • Lori
      April 11, 2013

      Thanks Samina, the maxi is so versatile plus looks dressy but yet so comfy. Good luck making yours.

  • Manju
    April 12, 2013

    I bought this pattern yesterday because I loved your old version and Ericas white version. I love this version even more and am so glad I bought the pattern! Yes…what about a tutorial before I start making it 🙂

    • Lori
      April 12, 2013

      You will love making this jacket. I will see about a tutorial, need to get some fabric first!

  • Kay
    April 12, 2013

    I love the jacket. It is beautiful!

    • Lori
      April 12, 2013

      Thank you, Kay.

  • Carolyn
    April 15, 2013

    What a great versatile jacket that is!

  • Amy
    April 17, 2013

    So many fabulous looks! What a stunning jacket! I keep pushing the jackets I’ve been working on farther and farther down my sewing list. I need to channel some of your good jacket karma!

  • Nancy Bowron
    April 23, 2013

    I really appreciate that you showed your jacket with multiple outfits. I think I get so wrapped up in the excitement of finding good quality fabric that I fail to consider how the final garment will work with what I already own. Thanks for sharing!