Taking good photos of this jacket is difficult, it shows more pleats than actually there. There are a few little wrinkles, but it’s a close fitting jacket. I used a cardigan pattern and used it for a woven and I like the result of it. The fabrics were bought at the Utrecht fabric market last year. The skirt was almost finished last year as well, and I had more or less forgotten about it as for some reason I did not like it. Strange, because when I tried it on now I did not know what I disliked about it then.
For those who don’t know Lekala patterns: it’s a Russian site selling pdf patterns and you can enter your own measurements. Based on those measurements you get a pdf pattern made to your measurements. This was the first time I used one of their patterns. I bought 3 prior to taking drafting lessons and I wanted to see how it worked out. I’m quite happy with it. I made the neckline a bit higher, it was very, very low and the sleeves were very wide, so I changed that too. The pattern has a ruched front which I did not do.
The skirt is a basic pencil skirt, absolutely no idea which pattern I used. The fabric is quite special.
It’s finished with hong kong binding and Petersham ribbon in the waist.
Purely by coincidence I saw this jacket online today (style.com) from the Donna Karan spring 2015 collection. Its lines are very similar to the Lekala pattern.
It’s been a very busy two weeks and I know I have not answered a few questions. I will get back to those in a later post.