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Summer jacket

Eveli_jakk-4Although I write this post in October, I completed this jacket already in June. Lazy blogger 🙂

The jacket was born out of necessity. Our summer here in Estonia is often called “bad skiing weather” meaning that when going out for a day you can almost never count on your short-sleeved top or dress. But I didn’t have a summer jacket and I am not always into cardigans. So I brought out a fabric thathad been waiting in my stash for years. I had some trouble finding the right silhouette and pattern for this jacket. I didn’t want itto be blazer kind of jacket. When I tried on my 10-year old daughters trench (out of frustration to cheer me up) I shouted “eureka!”. So here is how it looked (I will not try it on again though):

My daughters trench that inspired me.
My daughters trench that inspired me.

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Burda Style 3/2015 #105 Asymmetrical Jacket
Burda Style 3/2015 #105 Asymmetrical Jacket

 

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The pattern is from Burda Style 3/2015, but I changed it a bit. I added back yoke, back pleat, different pockets, epaulettes, half cuff straps, collar with stand (it probably has a different name, but I cannot remember at the moment). I also omitted the asymmetrical front.

I like the fabric and the colour, but I wish it had a bit stretch in it. The lining is rayon and striped.  All in all, I think this jacket has a bit of a Burberry vibe going on and I like it 🙂 I also like how this colour suits with light blue and makes it pop. Light blue is sometimes hard to style as it has a tendency to make some colours look muddy in my opinion.

I have to say that I do not like the trousers I am wearing. They were ok when I left home, but after several hours of sitting in the car and in the cinema they stretched out and look like old lady pants. I have already donated them (I bought them second-hand as well).

But I have been loving my jacket – we had an extra cold summer this year, so I wore it a lot.

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13 thoughts on “Summer jacket

  1. Your jacket is perfect! But, it’s the modifications you made that make it so. You have truly created a new pattern and I wish I had it. I am not so clever to make all the changes you made and end up with such a great result. So I admire and envy your skill!

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      1. Kommentare kann man nun unten auf jeder Seite schreiben … und die neusten Kommentare erscheinen nun ebenfalls unten und nicht wie sonst als erstes (umgekehrte Re!enefolgh!i!) …

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      2. Ahaha, a rental – that’s lovely =D  I’m also entertained that it’s an Escalade – that’s one of the easiest cars to break into (not that I’m a car thief or anything, but I worked at GM for a while and know allllll about that one).

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    1. When you reach a certain age just rock it! I don't think they'll be trying out for jobs in corporate America.We tend to think that older people must be preppy to be accepted. But I think it's more fun to just be yourself. And they are living &qttu;their&quoo; dream and that's all that counts. Love it!

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