All of my fall jackets are actually coats, and I made them several years ago. You can check them out HERE. So, I figured that it was about time to update my options. I really wanted a shorter jacket but not something cropped and I wanted something double breasted.
I briefly thought about piecing my own pattern together from several vintage patterns I liked, but then I found Vogue 8884 and realized that it would meet most of my wish list.
|V8884 - I made view A|
I used a navy linen that I picked up from the bargain bin and some faux leather buttons from my stash.
I lined the sleeves and the back and then I ran out of lining and I was too lazy to piece another section for the front so I just used some tiny bias tape to finish the edge of the facing instead.
I love this pink polka dot interior against the navy shell.
It's a tiny bit big on me but once we get over our little mini heat wave here (it's only 4 degrees in the morning but by afternoon it's close to 20!), I'll start wearing sweaters and this should be a perfect fit.
I made one really big glaring mistake on this jacket that I could actually fix quite easily but probably won't. I have too many other things on the sewing table waiting to be sewn up so I'll probably just leave it. Can you tell what the mistake is? I'll tell you on Twitter later today~
Have you started your fall wardrobe yet? Any patterns to recommend? Leave a comment below~