I was in need of a shorter jacket to wear with my new Colette Meringue skirt (and jeans, and capris, and slacks – you get the idea!). This Project Runway inspired pattern, Simplicity 2728, was the answer.
|Worn with my Colette Meringue skirt – beautiful, bright spring colors make me happy 🙂|
Here it is with skinny, black corduroy pants, which is more weather appropriate since *sigh* it is raining and snowing here today:
Speaking of lining, I really like the way this pattern has a facing that goes around the entire outer edge of the jacket, so the lining is attached completely to the facing (no messy hemming – well, my hemming is usually messy anyway!). The facing is then sewn onto the outer edges of the jacket. It gives such a nice, clean finished edge around the whole inside of the jacket.
|Before sewing the lining to the facing, part of one side seam in left open for turning.|
After sewing the facing, with lining attached, to the outer jacket, the open side seam in the lining can easily be hand sewn closed.
|I used an itty bitty overcast stitch to close up the opening in the lining|
I prefer to wear my sweaters and jackets buttoned just below the bust line and not all the way down to the hem, so I added only one button to the front of this jacket. Why add all those buttons and buttonholes is I’m not going to use them?