Tuesday, March 7, 2017

White Linen Jacket Inspiration

I've been going through my spring wardrobe, and I realized I have a need for a lightweight, neutral jacket.  I have a really lightweight black rayon bomber jacket that I purchased at a thrift store that has previously filled that role, but I've decided I don't like the silhouette on me, so I thought I might add a piece to my March sewing list.  I have some white linen that was previously earmarked for a skirt, but I think it would be much more wearable as a jacket.  I did a little research, first falling down the rabbit hole that is searching on pinterest, and then looking at some patterns.


I'm thinking collarless, some trench details perhaps, hip-length, and I'm wavering on doing a drawstring or gathered waist.  I'm loving the back on the first photo, but it's not quite what I was originally envisioning.

I perused my Burda Style magazine stack, and as little as I like to trace the patterns, I did find that I already had a pattern very close to what I was thinking about:

 

I'm not sure how I feel about the asymmetrical front, and it doesn't have the gathered waist/drawstring.  What do you think - sew it up as is, or make changes or keep looking for a new pattern?

2 comments:

STAshworth said...

The drawstring back *is* very attractive. I'd be inclined to stick with that inspiration, whether that means modifying your pattern or finding a new one.

McLaura said...

Thanks, Susan! I'm leaning that way myself - it's just a such a nice touch.