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Lekala 4122 and a pencil skirt

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 ( 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.


  1. Nice!! The jacket/cardigan reminds me a bit of one in that Paris inspiration brochure (but with the white border), the one that I had seen some good fabric for if you remember (black and white stripey fabric, a bit like birch trees).

  2. What a lovely outfit! The jacket likes are really nice. I have downloaded a couple of Lekala patterns but have yet to do do more than paste half of one together.

  3. I agree, a lovely outfit. Love the jacket color/style. What fabric did you use for the skirt?

  4. Really like how your jacket turned out. It should be a wardrobe workhorse for you.

  5. the photographs do not do them justice, having seen them in real life but as I said beautiful pieces definitely keepers and classic wardrobe staples

  6. Truly wonderful work here, Sigrid. I hear you on the photo issues... Taking photos of a garment on ourselves (outfit photos) isn't easy. Your jacket looks perfect though, I really love it and you look great in it!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the fabrics and it's a great look for seeing clients.
    I need to stop putting off my coat or I will never get done! It's as you say, time consuming. Your's is looking great.

  8. Great jacket! And the finish on that skirt is exquisite. It will be a Fall workhorse I'm sure!


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