I desperately need lightweight jackets that I can wear from fall into winter, and I prefer to be able to dress them up or dress them down. I will defintely be able to do that with this jacket. Hancock Fabrics had the fabric labeled as ponte, but trust me, this is much lighter weight than a ponte knit and it has a very soft drape. It was my plan to wear this to church yesterday, but with the temperature still in the low 90’s, I opted for a short-sleeve blouse (made by me) with the black skirt instead. So here I am
sweating perspiring just long enough to get a few shots of the jacket. Sorry the pics are not the best quality. DH was in a hurry to get back in front of the TV so as not to miss one of the rare games where the Redskins were actually scoring!!!
Here is the pattern description from the Simplicity Web site: “Simplicity misses’ & plus size jacket has shaped armholes, side seam pockets and top stitching; skirt in two lengths has asymmetrical yoke and front cascade. Pullover knit top has 3/4 sleeves. Khaliah Ali pattern collection.” I beg to differ with the shaped armholes. The pattern has dolman sleeves, which is why I chose it because the dolman sleeve seems to be a big trend this season. Okay, there is a seam that could give the armhole some shape – that is if the sleeve circumferance wasn’t so dang large. No, I didn’t make a muslin. Next time I will take in those sleeves a bit so the jacket is not so overwhelming.
I’m thinking if I belt the jacket, or add a couple inconspicuous hook & eye closures just below the bustline, it might accentuate the waistline a bit and draw attention away from the huge armholes. Maybe, I’m just not used to the dolman sleeve anymore. It has been out of style for a number of years now, but it is making a reappearance this year. So, with all that said and after seeing the above photo, I decided to restyle the way I wear the jacket.