Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jacket #2--Loes Hinse Retro Jacket

I'm participating in the Jacket a Month sew along over at Stitchers' Guild. Here is my second jacket, one of Loes's earlier patterns. One of the participants in the fall seminar made a stunning version of this jacket and it's been on my mind ever since. Loes did suggest removing one inch from the sleeve side of the shoulder, tapering to the original seam allowance by the armscye notch. I made a small with no other alterations. It seems a bit big, but I like the look with it belted. I am not going to put in buttonholes, planning to use a decorative pin and/or belt for a closure. The fabric is a stretch suiting I purchased from Michael Levine's in the LA garment district a couple of years ago. I'm pleased with the jacket and will probably finish it as a suit, not sure if it will be pants or a skirt to complete the outfit. I do like it as a separate too.

My next project is going to be from Ottobre Design--a jacket for my DGD.  I have a couple in mind and will need to make a final decision soon!


Lori said...

Great looking jacket. Your second jacket completed in the sew-along, very impressive.

Summerset said...

Looks great! I loved the cute little skirt, too.