For my second My Image project, I chose M1458 from Autumn/Winter 2014/2015. I bought this fabric from Fabric.com to make jeans. It was described as denim but resembles cotton sateen more. The colour is in my favourite shade of the season, coral which is fortuitous as it goes with everything. It may not have been suitable for jeans but with a little help from Pinterest, made a lovely jacket.
After my sizing experience with my My Image dress, I traced the jacket in size 38, but upon trying the jacket on, felt it was a little large. I took the shoulders and underarms in a little but after lining actually realised I could have left well alone.
The jacket was not designed to be lined but I do like a lined jacket and the fabric I chose lacked weight. I line the jacket with white party satin from Lincraft and also added a small shoulder pad by drawing around a saucer on compressed Dacron and cutting the circle in half.
The instructions with this jacket were very much lacking and required significant head scratching during the collar construction. After careful scrutinizing of the drawings in the pattern I finally worked it out. A small criticism of the pattern is apart from the lack of instructions, the photographs would be clearer if the clothing was not made in such busy prints.
I have worn my new jacket on several occasions in the last couple of weeks. It is the perfect weight for throwing over a summer top or dress for air conditioned offices and also for an extra layer for evening Christmas festivities. I took it to Auckland with me last weekend for my husbands work Christmas function and I don't think it came off my back all weekend. It was so unseasonably cold and wet, it was worth its weight in gold!