Friday, May 6, 2011

Lisette Passport Jacket

I wanted a cute little jacket to wear with my more dressy shirts (as opposed to the Jalie fleece I've been wearing!). I thought the Passport Jacket had a unique look. I added two more buttons and lengthened the sleeves by 3" to make them full length. The pockets are a great size for my keys! I chose to make a size 12 because I wanted it to be big enough to fit over a long sleeve knit shirt and not just a sleeveless dress as pictured on the pattern. It is a bit on the large side, I probably should have done a 10 but I still love it.

I found that the instructions were well written but there were a few things lacking. For example, you need to finish the curved raw edges of the pockets before sewing them onto the body of the jacket or you will not be able to serge them all the way around. You need to finish the princess seam edges of the side-front piece and front piece after the welt piece, pocket and pocket facing have been sewing on.

Other than that everything went well. I did a ton of grading on the front facing and collar so that the floral fabric didn't show on the front. The floral is an Amy Butler print that I love. I wish I had used it for the welt pocket pieces just to add to the jacket.

All in all I love the jacket. The collar is very unique, slightly Asian but a little different. It is quite warm because it comes up so high.


Stephanie said...

That's so pretty. I love the surprise of the floral facings.

Jo said...

Beautiful jacket. I love the top stitching and other details.

Green Mommy said...