After avoiding anything difficult since the jeans fiasco, it’s time to make a start on jackets 🙂 I already have several patterns that have come free over the years, but I’m struggling to decide which one to start with first so I thought I’d moot it with you lovely readers…
The first two are by far my favourites. I’m easily swayed by the cover images, although I’m slowly getting better at spotting the potential in more unassuming ones. The first one by Simplicity made up in a lace or eyelet fabric is beautiful and totally what I’d be drawn to in the shops. I love the floral illustration in the second New Look one (top right on envelope cover): the Summery, light-weight nature and flattering peplum style of this could be my version of all those lovely, floaty kimonos everyone was wearing last year (but far too loose a style for me in the original form, much though I admired them on everyone else). However both of these look a little more advanced for now, but maybe once I’ve got a couple of attempts at the second lot under my belt?
The images in the second group are all quite similar, although the Cynthia Rowley one possibly looks a little too boxy for my shape. So I’m thinking that it’s going to be either the New Look one, with flattering princess-style seams in the slightly longer version or Simple Sew’s Notch Collar Jacket which has flattering darts at the bust and pretty pockets. I have two lots of lovely tweed/ wool fabric (in navy blue of course) to use for these, but which one first?
If any of you have sewn up any of these styles, it would great if you could leave a link in the comments below to help me make my mind up. Any thoughts or suggestions from more seasoned jacket-makers?