Denim Fall Jacket

I made myself a new Fall jacket, more out of necessity than any particular desire to get down and dirty with a complicated sewing project. I haven’t been in the mood to sew anything for awhile, and I can’t even remember the last time I made something that required more than the faintest wisp of concentration.

Behold:

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Over on Pinterest, I’d been crushing hard on the menswear inspired denim work jackets (take a look here, if you please), waiting for the weather to break so that I could sew without drowning in sweat.

I adapted my wrap cardigan sewing pattern for this jacket pattern, with minor adjustments for size, ease and shape. I added patch pockets, because they’re easy, and obviously you need pockets on a Fall jacket, as I’ve learned the hard way from cheap mall jackets of yore.

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I lined the jacket with some plaid flannel that’s been kicking around for ages, and I used a drafted-but-never-used sleeve adjustment that would’ve been way easier to sew in it’s intended knit form than it was in heavy denim.

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I don’t know if the collar qualifies as shawl, but that’s sorta what I did. Simplified shawl, anyway.

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I’m very pleased with how it turned out!

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