This weather just can’t seem to make up its mind; one day it’s shorts & flip flops the next jackets & boots! With a day at the races looming I decided a dressy jacket (to go with my slightly over the top hat!!) was needed just in case but something different from the blazer style I wear frequently wear to work.
I love looking back to fashions of all eras & bought this costume pattern, Simplicity 1558 a while back because I love the shape of the jacket & corset.
With a bargain £5 remnant of heavy black satin I managed to just squeeze the pieces in including the centre front lining section.
Without the fastening details the lining is made up the same as the main body so as I went through instructions I stitched the corresponding seams in both. Following I’ve instructions carefully & actually doing the stay stitching ment I could snip the seams where needed to add the collar smoothly & easily.
The sleeves on this jacket has darts but I decide not to sew then & to just pleat along the line instead. I love the effect & fullness it gives.
So that’s my version of this lovely jacket. Lots of pattern pieces but if you follow the instructions it’s reasonably easy to put together and produces a lovely shape. i haven’t added any means of doing up but if I decide to I think it will be just small hook & eyes on the inside so it’s kept hidden.
Not the best photos I’m afraid as it’s currently pouring with rain & a bit dull but hopefully I’ll get some of me wearing it next week at Ladies Day😃