Added Apr 2, 2011
The details of this project are inspired by this 1930s Katharine Hepburn repro pattern , but my actual construction is completely different—-my pattern is a princess-seamed jacket with a set-in sleeve and front closure, while the original has one-piece kimono sleeves and a crossover front.
Like my cropped jean jacket I used the fitted jacket pattern from Built By Wendy Coats & Jackets, which I think I now have thoroughly tweaked. I had just barely enough fabric for this little cropped jacket. I used this information to draft the cowl-sleeves.
The jacket is inspired by a 30s pattern, the dress I’m wearing with it (I love the combo), but overall the look is almost Regency period… so I guess this outfit is one big anachronism! (Which didn’t stop me from wearing it all around town the other day…)
More photos and construction/drafting details on my blog
A light, loosely-woven plaid, a thrift-store find. It feels like it might be mostly cotton—-it’s not at all wooly or scratchy. I lined the body of the jacket but left the sleeves unlined as I didn’t think the lining I was using would have the right drape for the cowl at the top of the sleeve.
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