After a long-long time of making jackets from synthetic blend fabrics I had started to forget the unbeatable feeling of handling real woolen jacket fabric. So you can imagine my excitement when starting to work on this beauty. It's inspired a bit by the Chanel jacket. It has no collar and the corners of the front are rounded off. I inserted pockets into the front princess lines and a classical slit in the back. Unfortunately there's no lining on this one(sigh) but we can't have it all. Wool is such a pleasure to work with, the ease how the seam allowances press apart is just orgasmic and it feels like play doh when pressing and shaping it.
Pattern: Self drafted
Fabric: 100% wool
Time spent: 20 hours
|The slit in the back|
To finish the neckline, I used pieces of fabric I cut out in the same shape as the main piece(not sure what the term for this is in English. Feel free to correct/help me). I also serged all seam allowances to avoid raveling of the fabric in the future(and believe me, this ish ravels a lot) I also topstitched the whole edge of the neckline and front closure to make the fabric stay as I wanted it to stay.