Cozy Lydia Jacket

Added Jan 3, 2011

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada

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Description

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!

Material Notes

Poly-Cotton knit (I think)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Business, Casual
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.49 AMby littlemissny

    Wow I really like these jacket! it looks really comfy :D

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/cozy-lydia-jacket