Remember this jacket? It was one of my UFO items that I finally completed last January.
I liked the jacket so much that I purchased a groovy retro look stretch twill already knowing it would become another version of this jacket.
And here it is! Love the retro print, love the colors, love the fit. I don't care that the pattern is from 2004 and that short boxy jackets are all the rage - I like this one.
I like it paired with a pair of pants as well as the slight flair that isn't evident when viewing the jacket from front.
I had a hard time deciding which buttons to add. Don't you like the convenience of a digital cameras? I do as I can take a photo of the buttons and then view the photo and color combo easily. I decided to add the square white buttons to mimic the squares and rectangles in the fabric. I also decided to eliminate the one button closure at the neckline as I have never worn my other jacket with that button closed.
The facing on my other jacket wants to flip out all the time, probably because it doesn't have buttons and buttonholes to hold the facing in place. So on this one I measured 3-1/2" in from the center front, lightly marked a chalk line and topstitched the facing in place.
I'll edit the post later to link the review at Patternreview when I complete it. Right now I have more exciting things to take care of....we're off to officially adopt our new puppy!
(Note: I purchased my fabric from FabricClub but I've seen it available at Gorgeous Things fabric also. With computer monitors it's difficult to tell if it that one has the same pink as mine or if it has more red tones.)