Modified Grainline Cascade
I have never really owned a trans-seasonal jacket before and with spring firmly in residence, it is time to pack up the woolly coats in favour of lighter garments.
I had in mind an army green anorak type of garment and wanted to use a piece of moleskin from the darkest recesses of my stash. The only problem was I didn't have enough! While I was pondering the issue, I stumbled upon a $2 sale at K-mart and in it was a plus sized pleather skirt complete with lining. This became the perfect solution to my problem.
Using Grainline Cascade as my pattern. I cut my jacket as long as the fabric would allow, which was somewhere between view A & B.
The sleeves and sleeve lining were made using the pleather skirt and it's lining and the jacket lining was made of a gorgeous piece of rayon marked down to $3 per metre from $30 per metre at Fabric Vision. I ran out of my jacket fabric so needed to use a piece of black cotton drill for the front facing. I had just the right sized zip in my stash.
The only real alteration I made was to modify the collar and placket which I actually just winged using the existing collar piece and altering it to suit. The placket was sized and placed to enable plastic snaps to be added on completion.
I am really happy with how the jacket turned out. I have to hide it from my daughter now because she has threatened to steal it!