I’m calling this the Como jacket, because that’s where I got the fabric. I think I might start naming more makes, they are like children after all.
Anywaaay…this jacket has been a long time in the making. The pattern is Burda 8949 ‘a waisted, collarless short jacket with panel seams’.
Like all good boucles, this fabric frayed like crazy.
The lining is silk chameuse from the same tiny shop in Como. The pattern is unlined but this boucle needs lining.
I used a combination of bagging and quilting. Bagging because it is simple, quilting to give the boucle some support and structure. I also sandwiched some silk organza at the front, again to give some support to the boucle.
I used hooks and eyes rather than buttons or snaps. The lace is to hide some of the hardware and the less than courture hand-sewing ! I think it might be a bit too fussy.
The pale pink braid matched well but was really a bit too pale. I added some silk ribbon to the centre of it to try and draw it out more.
First it had long sleeves with vents, but it looked a bit weird, they didn’t sit right, soooo, it’s now a 3/4 sleeved jacket, as per the pattern.
Here they are turned back- I do love that sea green silk.
I love the colours and how soft and warm this jacket is… And it’s equally at home at a fancy lunch or worn with Ginger jeans… And it reminds me of my holiday in Como…
Have you ever sewn with demanding fabric like this? one that frays like crazy and can’t really stand up for itself? I think it was Jillian’s blog where I first read the description of diva fabric, so apt.
My conclusion……….. demanding but worth it.