Don’t you just love it when you can sew a garment out of scraps of fabric? In my case, it may be my favourite sewing project. When I finished the green Francoise Dress, I still had a bit of the green fabric left and in my habit of not throwing anything, I kept in a box with all sorts and sizes of scraps. You never know when the time comes to need something right? In that particular box lived for the past year another piece of fabric, a left over from this skirt. Their relationship came to fruition and became official with the marriage between the two remnants in the creation of the Jackie O jacket from Love Sewing Magazine ( I know, I’ve been making a lot of those lately)
I cut a size 8 but it ended up being a bit tight around the arms, so I decreased the seam allowance to give them some more room. I’m quite pleased with how even the colour blocking is. As I haven’t done this sort of thing before, I was certain I would end up with a very mismatched jacket, but I think the result is pretty good.
The pattern doesn’t call for lining but since there was more cutting and pasting in my version, I thought it necessary to use one, plus I couldn’t resist to this lovely viscose that my grandma donated me some time ago. Matching colours and the first time I used my labels, a birthday present from my boyfriend. The jacket didn’t take long to sew. I think the fiddliest part was measuring the pieces and adding the lining, so I imagine that with just one fabric it will be a quick project and definitely good, for someone who isn’t a pro in making jackets 😉
The real reason for this jacket was that I wanted something to match the green Francoise, as it is sleeveless and I’m constantly cold. They do work very well together and the cream breaks the green monotony in a pleasant way. My face is a bit silly, looking at something up there but hey ho!