It’s hard to get into sewing for fall when it’s in the 90s every day but I found the perfect fabric for my Indygo Junction Trench Topper pattern and had to make time in my schedule to sew it up.
The fabric is from Denyse Schmidt’s home dec line for Free Spirit (I can’t remember the name and am too lazy to hunt it down right now; feel free to chime in if you know it). The weight is just perfect for a light jacket and I love the colors and print.
I always struggle with picking prints for clothing I sew for myself but this one was easy to visualize on a grown-up body. Just a really nice scale and it worked well with the jacket.
The jacket is not lined, which is good for our pretty mild fall weather here in the South. I was not paying attention when I was making the jacket so I ended up with a version that only has three-quarter length sleeves. It feels a little awkward but maybe will seem less so when I actually layer it over a long-sleeved shirt.
I did not have enough fabric to make the underside of the collar, so I used a coordinating babywale cord I had in my stash. I like the weight it adds to the collar, giving it a little more shape without being stiff.
I’m still trying to find the perfect buttons for the front of the jacket but I used some vintage ones from my stash for the tabs on the back and the pocket flap.