I randomly found some sewing patterns in a little French bookstore whilst in Paris this year. The instructions were in French of course but the patterns seemed simple and it was reasonably priced enough that I thought it was worth a try! I picked up two – a little fitted dress and this biker style jacket.
It’s a boxy in-line jacket with a two piece sleeve and extra details like the tabs in the sleeves and the belt.
I had some black wool in my stash that I’d been waiting to use so I thought I’d use it for this! I figured a classic black jacket would be a wardrobe staple for sure!
The pattern itself was luckily quite straightforward to use because I could not be bothered to translate the French!
I had to make some adjustments to fit – namely widening the sleeve and shortening everything.
I also added a lining for warmth. I’d bought a quilted lining fabric from Stoff & Stil recently and this was the perfect opportunity to use it!
Sewing up was pretty straightforward. After making the jacket for my sister recently I felt like I knew what to do without needing any instructions!
After making it, it felt like it needed a bit of jazzing up. Compared to what I normally make it was so normal!
I decided to add some detail to the back of the jacket with a celestial themed vinyl design.
I created my design on illustrator and then cut it out with my Cricut. I used glitter vinyl from Happy Fabric (bought with a voucher) in a white and silver glitter.
I loved the final look of this jacket. I think the extra little sparkle just made it a little more me!
Unfortunately a few days after I’d made and photographed this jacket it got stolen (that and a bunch of other things inc my long Mira dress and black Ginger jeans!) from my car in central London. It was very sad especially since I’d not even had a chance to wear this out!
So if anyone sees this unique jacket out and about, let me know!