Added Aug 17, 2010
I made this fun, adorable, semi-romantic scrub jacket for work. I saw a ton of gingham on sale and just had to have it for $1.50/yd! I did not want it to look to hokey or country bumpkin. I was inspired by Christopher Kane and Bridget Bardot. I thought I did a good job of making it my own modern spin.
I did 3/4 length sleeves and if you notice at the top you can snap the sleeve up for a different look and to shorten the sleeve without having to roll it. I added to pockets up front and snaps down the middle. I was impressed that I was able to match the gingham on the front so well. The flowers were made by making circles/ovals/hearts. I used a trick I read somewhere to use a wood burning tool to cut out fabric if it had polyester in it because it will melt the edges and prevent fraying. Worked pretty well. I made one big flower on the top and a couple other smaller ones. I wanted them all on one side. I made my own bias seam binding and a bias cut belt for the jacket. I tried my had on machine embroidering for the belt, not perfect but I can deal with it. I did not want to face the belt, but after I did it now I know I should have added a little bit of interfacing. I made two belt loops on the side. If I don’t want to wear the belt around my waist then I can just tie it in the back to get out of the way. I faced the neckline and the center placket. I did set in sleeves.I did not use an actual pattern; I traced a scrub jacket of mine and altered it.
People at work loved it and it passed the work test. I paired it with navy scrub pants and my navy and white polka dot flounce top. I wore some adorable white leather pointelle converse shoes with it.
yellow poly mix gingham, snaps, thread
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