Since I had worn out a spring/summer jacket that I inherited from a friend seven years ago (that she had made and used for a couple of years) I decided to make a light jacket from what I suspect is mostly polyester in a diamond twill pattern this spring. My inspiration started with this illustration from a 1948 Swedish pattern journal.
That jacket had raglan sleeves and was obviously inspired by the New Look, so in the end what I got from it was primarily the collar and the decorative stitching, while I changed the sleeves and added visible buttons, making it look more like a late ’30s or early 40′s jacket. You can read more about it and see more pictures in my blog . Since I had some fabric left I also made a skirt, which was finished yesterday. And this is how it turned out: