Friday, March 21, 2014

Contenders For A Possible "It" Jacket

I have a desire for a new "throw-on-over-everything" jacket. A popular choice would be the "waterfall" jacket. This style is definitely enjoying an extended 15 minutes right now. Usually I do not like to wear what everyone else is wearing but some of these are extremely flattering, finish off an outfit so well, and most importantly, are SO MY STYLE, I can't help myself!

Check out some of the jacket sewing options from the Big 4:

Simplicity 1758, view C

New Look 6273

Butterick 5928, view C

  
Vogue 8756

Vogue 8839 view A

2) Another choice would be a cropped jacket with unique collar details.


The first pattern of this type that caught my eye was McCall's 6611 (OOP), from the Fashion Star collection. However, the pattern is now out-of-print and that has me worried about the construction and the consumer satisfaction level.

Here are some options from the independent pattern companies:


The Salme Patterns cropped blazer (#107) unfortunately does not have a lining; however, this leather version is so tempting!


Republique du Chiffon has developed the Julia pattern. It is a sophisticated design, but it is new, reviews are scarce, and the instructions are in/translated from French.


The Papercut Patterns' Bellatrix pattern is intriguing with its elongated rounded collar, semi-Princess seaming, and two hem length variations.


By Hand London
came out with the more angular and boxy Victoria Blazer and I have seen some cute variations around.


Right now, I have a specific jacket in mind. I have my eye on Jen Beeman's Morris jacket, mentioned here on the Grainline Studio blog. Originally, part of a Hound collection from a few years back, I would really like this to be my new "IT" jacket. I love the unusual lapels and angled hem but it all depends on when the pattern is released.

5 comments:

Kelli Ward said...

we are thinking the same thing. ive been on the lookout for the perfect pattern for a couple of years. i actually mentioned the morris to Jen yesterday and she said its still in the works. ive tried the salme pattern and although i love some of her other patterns this one was a real miss for me. just didn't fit well and never made out of the muslin stage. i think the julia pattern is the closest to a winner for me.

melina bee said...

I love waterfall jackets/cover ups, as you may have guessed from the skull poncho I keep wearing. My mom has an adorable sheerling like this and I personally think it's such a cuddly, flattering style. that's so awesome you can make it yourself and I think there's something really chic but fresh about the structured jackets that use this.

Gail said...

I think a whole lot of folks are waiting for that Morris Jacket pattern - I know I am!

busylizzieinbrizzy.com said...

I've made the McCalls 6611 jacket twice now and I love it. If you can get a copy you should try it, its gorgeous and goes with almost everything, even over my Lady Skater Dresses!

busylizzieinbrizzy.com said...

I've made the McCalls 6611 jacket twice now and I love it. If you can get a copy you should try it, its gorgeous and goes with almost everything, even over my Lady Skater Dresses!