Friday, March 25, 2011

Oliver + S Sunday Brunch Jacket

I finally got around to making a sunday brunch jacket and was very pleased with myself . . . until I tried it on my girl. How do I not know by now that I need to add at least three inches to pretty much everything I make?? It's a size five and fit her well except for the length. I added a sort of cuff to the bottom and really don't like the way it turned out.

It's 21 wale cord lined with lightweight shirting (eek, sorry for the blurry picture!). I used some of the very helpful advice from Tilly and the Buttons, the only difficulty being that I had to take into account the yoke + body + the facing in the front (rather than just one the piece + the facing in the tutorial). It hurt my head too much to try to draft one piece for the lining so I ended up mirroring the outer jacket, with slight adjustments at the armhole. Luckily the shirting is extremely lightweight so the gathers in the lining + the gathers in the jacket are not too bulky.

I bought the buttons on my first trip to the fabric district in Montreal -- they were $9 for 4 (!!) -- and I love the way they look with the blue cord.  My daughter loves it, especially the "diamond" buttons so it really doesn't matter that I'm not entirely happy with way the bottom looks.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I think it looks so adorable! Love that color blue. The cuff just gives it character!