Friday, January 31, 2014

A new jacket for my wardrobe...

...I don't use independent patterns often, but fell in love with Pauline Alice's jacket pattern at first sight.    I worked on it diligently finishing it three weeks time; a record for me as it usually takes me a full month to make a tailored jacket.  Did I mention that I love this jacket and have already worn it three times since completing it. The jacket wore well, was VERY comfortable and is a real winner as it will go well with lots of things I already have.  I plan on putting it into regular rotation for the balance of our winter season.
Added a close up shot of the slightly nubby speckled wool blend fabric
You can read more about the construction process on my blog if interested.  I also made a matching skirt for the jacket now on to the next project...


  1. OMG! you look fabulous. I love your jacket! Bravo!

  2. What a wonderful jacket! I also do not use many independent patterns but because of your postings and how wonderful you look in the finished jacket, I am definitely going to add it to my wish list. It could almost be seasonless, depending on the fabric used. I can just see it in a linen/cotton blend, or even a lightweight denim, for Spring, and even in a silk tweed, for dressier occasions. Just fabulous!

  3. nice! I've never heard of the Independent patterns, love how it turned out, it looks great on you!

  4. You can use this jacket on many occasions indeed!And you look fabolous because you feel fabolous!Carmen

  5. Great job Faye! I was thinking the same thing as Nancy. I'm not really into the independent patterns, but I would love to have a jacket like that. It looks beautiful!