Today I am sharing a jacket that I made before I went on holiday back in July. At the time, I figured a lightweight jacket like this was missing from my wardrobe. Not something waterproof, but just a light layer to throw on over clothes during the cooler days of our summer. Turns out, when we went on holiday there was a heat wave, and I had zero need to make this jacket for the holiday, although it has been worn a couple of times since then, and I am sure it will get worn. It’s a useful piece to throw on over jeans in particular.
The pattern is Simplicity 2153, which I am sure is now out of print. But it still seems to be readily available from the usual places (eBay, Etsy etc). As designed, it is unlined, but I added a half lining because I find it easier to get in and out of jackets if there is a slippery lining, at least for the sleeves.
- My jacket is view C, but with the collar from view A
- I cut a size 20 through the bust, arms and shoulders, and graded out over the waist and hips
- I omitted the breast pockets
- I added cuffs with a sleeve tab/ snap detail, borrowed from my Simplicity 9052 anorak
- I added a half lining
- I added 3.25 inches length to the jacket body
- I removed 7.5 inches of length from the sleeves. I think I might add a couple of inches back to the length if I make this again
- I narrowed my sleeves a little to match the cuffs
- I lowered the pockets by 2 inches
- The pattern has you use bias tape to create the casing, but I used some matching ribbon that I had in my stash
Fabrics and notions
- Cotton twill outer fabric and viscose (?) lining both from Fabworks
- Zipper from Jaycotts
- Drawstring and gold toggles from Neotrims
- Gold eyelets from by the brand Hemline
- Snaps: from my stash
Finally caught up with pre-holiday makes! I have an unseasonal linen dress to share next I think, but after that, it is full on autumnal sewing!
See you soon.