It is jacket weather for sure in the UK and a damn fine excuse to put this pattern to work. It has been patient enough!
Such a simple one to make but beware, there is a lot of hand-sewing involved which makes it very time consuming.
I used an inexpensive wool blend for the outer fabric. It’s got a great texture to it which makes it very snuggly.
For the lining I splashed out on 100% silk satin and I’m so jolly glad I did. It feels like heaven, every time I put it on.
I’m not sure I could get away with wearing anything else other than a pencil skirt with this jacket for fear of looking like a Weeble but it is nonetheless very flattering for such a cropped cape-like shape.
The dolman sleeves and big substantial cuffs did it for me. But I do love those ‘frogs’ too!
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