I love this #simplicity #s1688 #cynthiarowleypattern which I decided to do as a direct copy of the pattern as I had several denim remnants. I made a few mistakes with this one though, and haven't actually worn it yet as it needs the *perfect* weather and its too cold right now for 3/4 sleeves!
Alterations: 1. Back seam. NECESSARY to give this boxy jacket shape on me!
I haven't lined many clothes before, and I think it was a mistake using cotton to fully line this jacket as it catches on my clothes underneath. Real pain. I love the gingham bias I used to finish the arm holes though. 😆
Another huge mistake - I couldn't work this out - the stripes wouldn't match on the front and back with the bodice on the sleeve head! I settled for matching the front as much as I could and let the back go crazy. Maybe I stretched the bodice arm holes working on the back seam, pulling the jacket inside out and back again a few times? That's the only explanation I came up with because its SO out, and the pattern illustrations indicate it should match.
#memade #memadeeveryday #isew #isewmyownclothes #denimjacket