Hi Everyone! I’m coming back at ya with my first sewing project of the fall season. This is a vintage reproduction pattern by Simplicity 1319.
I decided to make view “A”, the longer version, but I went ahead and added 4″ inches to the length all the same.
I used a wool coating fabric that I bought from S.R. Harris in Minneapolis a few years ago and had leftover after making the Gertie coat. It was one of my first big sewing projects I ever tackled when I was first learning how to sew.
I used a bubblegum pink poly satin from Hancock Fabrics to line the jacket.
This is actually my second time making this garment. The first go at it was last year for Halloween. I’ve been told that I somewhat resemble the girl in this Vermeer painting.
So I wanted to make a Halloween costume inspired by this painting. I used this pattern to make the jacket. At the time, the jacket was unlined as I didn’t anticipate wearing this other than as a costume. Here’s a peek at it:
I’ve since ended up donating this jacket. It wasn’t very special to me as I didn’t go the extra mile to finish it properly. This time I wanted to do it right. To achieve a better fit, I cut out the size 6. This is meant to be a baggy jacket so I would encourage you to cut a size smaller than you think you need. I also love that this jacket features 3/4 length sleeves. On this version I decided to forgo the cuffs.
The collar features little pockets on each side of the jacket.
The hot pink pom pom embellishment was made using multiple layers of tulle. I cut about 12-16 layers of square tulle. Then, I secured them smack dab in the middle of the square with thread. You take your stack of squares and fold the entire thing into a quarter square. Then, cut a curve around the outside of the square. Open out your squares and twist them around and around and around until you get a poofy flowery shape. I secured it to the jacket with a safety pin. Does that make sense? If you’re interested, I can post a detailed tutorial with step by step photos on how to make this.
I’m definitely glad that I gave this pattern another try and took the time to finish it properly. I’m also glad to have found a use for the leftover wool fabric I had. This is a great little jacket that will transition well into fall.
Has anyone else tried this pattern? I’ve only stumbled upon one other version of this jacket on the blogosphere by Mimi G:
Has anyone else begun their fall sewing? What’s on your table?