Since I didn't, I figured I could easily copy the jacket and make one out of a white eyelet. Off to the fabric store to buy a few yards of basic white eyelet fabric. But wait! They have patterns on sale...I better look because one never knows when the perfect pattern might be waiting to be purchased. Only to be brought home and stored in one of the many boxes I already have sitting around that contain the hundreds of patterns I already own. I admit - I'm a a secret pattern hoarder. Well, I didn't find any I wanted from the patterns that were on sale, but this New Look pattern caught my eye. First of all because it was made up in white eyelet - just like the jacket I wanted to make - and secondly I liked the princess seams in the jacket, along with the slight ruffle at the hem. Plus, no buttons - just a simple tie closure. Perfect! I'd much rather sew from a pre-made pattern than do my own.
As I was sewing my new summer jacket, I was reminded of a simple, white eyelet jacket I made back in the late 1970's or early 1980's. I even kept the pattern because I loved the jacket so much! Vogue 2687, a Vogue Basic Design pattern, for a jacket, pullover blouse, cami, pants and gathered skirt. I made every single item from this pattern, but the jacket was by far my favorite. I wore it for almost 15 years - I had to throw it away because the fabric eventually wore out.