There's not much else to say about this jacket compared with my last version. Again I top-stitched all the seams for a couture finish. I find those little touches really change up my makes from home-dressmaker to high end fashion-y. This time I used a heavy-weight felted type wool that I bought ages ago in Mandors on special for £5/m. The dearest part of this make was the zip!
I lined the jacket in left-overs from this dress. And clearly chose to wear them on the same day for maximum impact! Ha! I've always been an advocate of me-mades should be as interesting on the inside as they are on the outside. You're not bound by anything so why not put a treat for yourself on the inside, whether that be a print or a better quality plain.
The only one real change I made on this jacket was to put the pockets in differently. This meant making them as more of a welt pocket. The wool was too bulky so I used my lining which I probably wouldn't do again, I'd use a more structured plain. It did make for a much neater insertion though.
This was actually the 3rd version of this jacket I've made. After my mint one, my mum asked me if I could make her a navy version and that became version 2. Here are the two of us on Stonehaven beach before we got soaked by a rogue wave! Mum's is made from a looser weave wool than mine which made it a little more awkward to work with, but I am pleased with the finished product.
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3764
Size Cut: XL, taken in about 5 inches on the underarm seams
Fabric: Felted Wool from Mandors and print georgette lining from Remnant Kings
Notions: 3 zips, hammer-in studs
Alterations: Just the underarm seam take in
Notes: want to try a different fabric next time, maybe the new jersey's coming in to RK soon ;)