Oh yes, I am on the long jacket bandwagon and this one was inspired by Megan from Meggipeg – thanks for enabling Megan!
This of course, is the Style Arc Estelle jacket and I made it from a beautiful taupe ponte from Knitwit. I love Knitwit’s ponte as it holds it shape really well, and their wool pontes make my mouth water.
This has to be the quickest make ever. Just a few seams but little finishing. I noticed in this photo that the unfinished edges weren’t the best, which is something to be aware of when making clothes with raw edges.
I fixed mine by attacking them with a blade and they are now (almost) perfect.
I’ve worn it a few times already, and know that it will be in constant rotation. I have a small piece of the ponte left and I thought I’d pair it with some brown ponte to make a skirt to go with the jacket, so this will not be the last you’ve seen of this jacket.
In a couple of these photos I am wearing my new brown bengaline trousers (crumpled after being worn all day) and thought you might like to see the hack I did. As I was short of fabric I cut off the top of the pattern and added a wide band roughly equivalent to the depth that I cut off. Unfortunately I misjudged this and they sit a bit low. Every now and then I hitch them up with unfortunate consequences :). I wanted to be able to put my phone in a pocket and decided that side pockets weren’t the right thing so hit on welt pockets. As it turned out they also weren’t the right thing and I had to cut them off! They were almost perfect too!! Ah well, now I have faux welt pockets
This was the perfect outfit for having a quick coffee on a recent visit to Bridgetown. I donned my jumper which I originally knitted for my one year one outfit pledge but didn’t include. I love the handmade sheoak buttons down the back.