Built by Wendy is a series of patterns and sewing books by Wendy Mullin, a New York based fashion designer. She also has an online shop as well as a couple of retail stores. Her latest line looks like it has a lot of basics that have a sort of Anthropologie vibe to them.
This little jacket pattern is actually from 2007 but it must be popular because it's still active in the Simplicity line. As I recall, it was very simple to put together. A raglan sleeve, which you see on a lot of sportswear, usually simplifies construction.
|Example of a Raglan Sleeve
Here's my version of the jacket:
I don't normally connect with the the fashions of the early 60's but can't you just see one of those girls dancing around the bonfire with their boyfriends wearing this?
I think with a couple of very minor adjustments this would be a great jacket for any upper beginner sewer to try out. Even the zipper is pretty easy to install and because there's no lining, it takes no time at all.
What do you think of elbow or 3/4 length sleeves? Leave a comment below and let me know.
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