As denim is a sturdier, more durable fabric, it is the perfect place for your pin and badge collection.
I decided to make it out of the grey slub denim that I have in the shop. As I can’t bring myself to do double denim, I figured this would at least mean I could wear the jacket with blue jeans if I wanted to! I had some Liberty Wolf Pack scraps left over, so I used that for the pockets.
Size wise, I made the smallest size, on Vicki’s advice and it still does come up a little bit big, but actually, would be perfect for wearing over a hoodie once it gets cooler. I don’t mind it not being super fitted though as it is a casual jacket.
In terms of construction, it was all pretty straightforward. It calls for lots of nice neat topstitching, which I always enjoy.
I chose to make a lined back yoke, from the Liberty fabric, as I just thought it would give the inside some interest. It is a completely unnecessary step, but sometimes you’ve just got to be a bit “extra”!!
I also added a hanging loop between the collar and the back yoke.
There are a lot of buttonholes to add, which I am always nervous about, and yes, I did have to unpick a few where my machine decided to misbehave!
I have recently designed some sewing patches which are available in the shop now, and of course, I thought it only fit that one should take pride of place on my jacket. I think it goes perfectly!
Overall, I really love the jacket, I think it will get a lot of wear over summer dresses this year.