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DIY dressmaking + crafts with Emily

Simplicity 1319 50s jacket

I’m so excited to share my first New Craft House Fabric Ambassador make with you guys!

[FYI I picked the project and fabric myself but was sent the fabric for free. All my opinions are free of charge… 🤣]

I’d been pondering making the Simplicity 1319 jacket for a while after snapping it up on a whim during one of the ever present Simplicity sales. I liked the idea of this semi cropped loose fit jacket with the little hand warmer pocket things. I hadn’t settled on fabric though but when I saw the wool houndstooth from the New Craft House I knew this was the one!

The fabric is gorgeous – it’s a tiny woven black and red houndstooth pattern on a beige background. It’s fantastically smooth and soft with a surprising amount of drape. Perfect for a swing jacket like this!

It’s quite a simple make as the sleeves are all grown on. The jacket is fully lined with fold back cuffs on each sleeve. Definitely something that can be whipped up in an afternoon if you’re interested!

I kinda love it though I’m not 100% convinced on how to style it just yet. It’s a lovely spring weight jacket.

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  1. Wait, does the collar become the pockets?! That’s so unique! It’s a beautiful jacket, I hope you find a place for it in your wardrobe.

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