In my last blog post, I announced a hefty challenge I am embracing for my upcoming birthday which rolls around in approximately 345 days. I plan to celebrate the new 40 with 40 new garments made by moi, and I’m beginning the challenge by combating the drab clothes that dominate my winter wardrobe.
Hello color and Happy Holidays!
I paired the fabric with Butterick 6103.
Whether it is to take jeans and leggings to the next level or add panache to a simple dress, a long jacket easily brings about a little polish to an existing outfit. I also love the pattern’s princess seams which allowed for easy alterations to achieve a flattering fit.
I began with View C but quickly decided to eliminate the long draped back for a fitted silhouette.
To turn the jacket into a festive winter garment, I trimmed the jacquard with black velvet from my stash on the upper collar and front facing. The jacket is lined in a black acetate lining.
I also added black sleeve cuffs.
During my four years and four months of blogging, I have only sewn one other lined jacket citing that I’m just not a jacket person. I take it back!
Not only do I love the result of the project, but I truly enjoyed the construction process which I’ll write about in greater detail on my blog tomorrow. For now, I’m glad to have kicked off my ‘new 40’ challenge with a garment that brings a new dimension to my clothes.