This is my most recent project. Straight out of 1975 a safari style leisure suit. The pattern is Simplicity 6887, and it’s easily found on Etsy and Ebay. Was it really popular, or was it a dud. Who knows? My goal was to bring it into the present.
I know some people may think “ick” when they hear safari jacket, but I’m thrilled with the result. It really turned out to be more a mini trench coat. Perfect for early Spring and Fall.
I did make some changes to the pattern.
1. I made the collar smaller and eliminated the 70′s disco look.
2. I angled off the bottoms of the patch pockets. I think this is a more authentic safari look.
3. I replaced the button cuff sleeves with a two piece vented sleeve. I think this gives a more tailored look.
4. I added a full lining.
I’m ready for the safari comeback!
Please visit my blog Mainelydadswintercoat.blogspot.com to see how it all came together.