It's me! With short hair!!
Wearing the Lourdes jacket from the shiny, new 'Ticket' pattern collection by Named Clothing.
I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for Named's latest collection, which meant that I received the jacket pattern free of charge. This blog post contains my own opinions on the pattern.
I was sure that I would love this jacket so, after making a quick muslin, I unfolded this beautiful linen, bought recently from Potter's Textiles. I am so pleased that I chose the linen for this jacket as the denimy colour means that it goes with almost everything, so lots of chances to wear it. Also, I had only bought 1m of 150cm wide fabric and, with careful placing of the pattern pieces, that was just enough for the jacket. Perfection!
Funny story about that fabric shopping trip. I couldn't remember the way to Potter's Textiles so I asked Google on my phone for directions. The voice recognition thought I'd asked for 'sex dolls'. For some reason I found this so amusing I couldn't repeat the command for sniggering. Anyway, I eventually found my way and was rather thrilled with this linen purchase
The jacket has several lovely details: a round neckline, faux pockets set into the front darts (you could quite easily make these into real pockets), the lovely back pleat and the curved sleeve detailing, which Named calls a 'dolphin hem' on the cropped sleeves. It is also lined. I opted to use covered buttons as well for the first time ever. They were easy and fun to make and I like the look of them on this jacket. I wish now that I'd used blue thread instead of white for the buttonholes.
Excuse me while I switch to some older photos and longer hair.
The lining I used was cotton from the op shop.
Look at those cute little dolphins!
Named Lourdes jacket
StyleArc Tammy knit dress in ponte
Burdastyle twisted tank
Jalie jeans (modified)