Cozy Lydia Jacket
Added Jan 3, 2011
This project started with a bolt of fabric that I found at the Salvation Army. It still had a thirty year old Sears tag on it and had a few moth holes eaten through it. Nevertheless, it has turned into a great jacket, which I’m quite proud of.
I modified the pattern by widening the neck into a V and then splitting the front down the middle. I lengthened it and curved the bottom of the front pieces out to the side seams. Then I sewed a wide band around the neck, front edge and back hem. Because the fabric was stiffer than I anticipated, I folded in the front edges to make them straight, making the band disappear and reappear. Because I have long arms and nothing is ever long enough, I made the arms extra long. Cozy and professional looking, which is a great combo!
Poly-Cotton knit (I think)