I knew I should attempt to work this jacket into at least one day of the one-week-one-pattern challenge. And today is the coolest day forecast for this week (27C) so I decided that today just had to be that day. But confession time; I was a bit on the toasty side in this thing...
But that one teensy gripe aside; my satisfaction with today's ensemble is pretty darn high. Today I am feeling like the selection of Burda 7723 for my one pattern was real inspired; since on a day when I arbitrarily just fancied going a bit more dressy/pretty I could do so without breaking my own rules. A big Yay! for sportswear patterns!
Actually I do not wear this jacket enough, and I was glad of the excuse to pull it out again. It is quaite naice, is it not? and I love its pretty peachy pinky colours. Not to mention that it actually turned out to be a nicely-made jacket, if I say so myself; that I wouldn't even break into a sweat over another seamster having a close-up squizz at... :) It went together easily, with all the seams meeting up just where they should. And the sleeve caps are set in perfectly; my own personal barometer for judging how well a jacket or a shirt turned out. The innards look as neat as the outer, and it all fits me very comfortably.
This should all add up to the perfect little jacket; but for some reason I just do not wear it very much. Maybe because the long-sleeved, cropped and fitted style feels just a tad "classic". Office-y. Am I the office-y sort...? er no.
But push up those sleeves, problemmo solved! Not only am I cooler temperature-wise, but Ah'm coooooler too.
You can tell I'm an 80's girl ;)
Dress; Burda 8071, of ivory broderie anglais cheesecloth, see this dress style in 6 different ways here
Petticoat worn underneath (not seen); also Burda 8071, of champagne satin, details here
Jacket; Burda 7723, raw silk, details here
Shoes; Bronx, from Zomp shoes