It's been in the 70's for the past few days here in Texas, and I'm thinking fall is early this year! I'm sure it will get hot again before "winter" hits, but for now I'm loving it!
Here is a cute little jacket with 3/4 sleeves, perfect for my southern mild weather. I loved this embroidered linen the second I saw it. Black and white seems so classic to me. This is one of those patterns where you cut your specific cup size, so the fit is just great with no altering.
I happened to have the perfect white blouse in my closet, so you see the cuffs just peeking out from the sleeves. Here's the back:
Here's a close-up. It also has flap pockets at the sides that are hard to see in that other picture. See my buttons? They have what looks like little stitches all around the outsides, which mimic the white stitching of the flowers on the fabric. I truly love picking buttons out. Except for when I can't find any to match - then I make covered buttons or use snaps.
Here's a close-up of the pocket flaps. There's actually no pocket there, they are purely decorative.
This pattern only included a half lining, so I added a lining to the back with a tuck at the center back for ease. If I go to the trouble of making a jacket, it's going to be fully lined. I slip-stitched everything in place so there are no exposed seams.
I made view B, the jacket on the far left. Will I make this again? Perhaps. The fit is great. But currently I have tons of other jacket patterns calling my name.
Okay, Vogue 8416 up next. I'm making the shorter dress in a navy and white pinstripe. Should be cute!