So, jacket number three using this pattern has been completed. And it still elicits “ooooo’s” & “aaaaahh’s” from me!
I cannot decide from the three I’ve made now, which is my favourite! They have all been beautiful & special in their own right. This one though, will look simply stunning with a party frock for the Christmas party season! Then again, you can play it down with jeans too. The buttons from the antique shop have worked brilliantly, I was initially worried about the colour, thinking they’d be too dark. But they’re perfect!
For those of you who haven’t tried bound buttonholes, I say go for it. They can make something ordinary look really special. They are another tool in your arsenal to make a garment individual & unique. Yes, they’re fiddly and yes, they’re scary – but only if you let them be! Practice makes perfect, as they say!
I have left the collars unadorned on the 3 jackets I have made, but I may pop some piping or a ribbon trim on the edge the next time, depending on the fabric, of course! It would make the collar stand out even more. I love how the hem finishes in the waist. These cropped jackets work so well with just about any garment underneath, but picture this with a floaty chiffon floor-length skirt…. mmmmm
So it’s a pity we didn’t remember to put any on Belle for this shoot! Chunky sparkly bracelets & long gloves look fabulous with this length sleeve! To make it yours, visit my Etsy shop soon because I don’t think this one will hang around long.
So why the name? The colour of the squares may have had something to do with it, the rest of the reason is I did manage to eat a whole bar while doing all the handstitching on this jacket!