I made this jacket from an out of print pattern by Simplicity, number 3523, made in a size 6. This is a modified version of view E. I added two more buttons down the front, lengthened it slightly so it would be long enough to reach my natural waist, and added patch pockets. The fit was good without modifications, and the pattern was easy to follow, and not too complex for an intermediate sewer, or a beginner with patience. The fabric is a slightly faded but very soft denim my mom bought for me at a discount fabric warehouse in Anaheim. It was very easy to sew, and behaved well for the extensive top-stitching and edge-stitching I did on all the seams. The inside is clean-finished with faux flat-fell seams. The button-holes are stitched by hand, and the buttons are self-fabric covered. They are easy to make with a kit, although it takes a little strength to push the backs on over the denim. I am wearing the jacket over a dress I made from a vintage 1980's Butterick pattern, number 3227.
Mr and Mrs Rat
Mr and Mrs Rat like to sew.