I have a little navy blue linen jacket that I wear in the summer, I made it somewhere in 2013 – I think. I’ve tried looking for it on the blog, but I can’t find it, so I couldn’t have blogged it! Anyway, it wasn’t the first time I’d used that particular pattern, and certainly wasn’t the last! The pattern in question is 116/7 from April 2009! (edit -*- I’ve found a picture of the blue jacket in this post, and an unlined version with Hong Kong seam finishes here!) I’d always loved the shape, the fit was good and three quarter sleeves for summer are perfect. It’s a jacket that lives on the back of a chair in the dining room, in easy reach for dashing out if the weather is a bit inclement. I really wanted a jacket that would do the same for the winter, but couldn’t choose a pattern.
The problem with winter jackets is that they tend to... [read more]