VERSATILE SUMMER OUTFITS THAT EXTEND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
An exceptionally versatile pattern. Both the jacket and the top can be made in many different fabrics, extending the seasons and occasions where you can wear them.
Pair the jacket with a coordinating printed top, extending its usefulness.
Make it longer, in a fabric that looks more like fall.
Here's the jacket made longer in lightweight linen to be worn as a shirt. The vest is the jacket once again, but with the sleeves eliminated.
And pop this same vest over a white shirt. Mix things up!
Sunny color is just right for summer.
This version is cotton with only 2 pockets rather than the 4 drafted in the pattern. I made squared pockets and fastened them with buttons.
When using a large-scale print, overlap the back yoke and lower back to make one piece, rather than cutting up the print. Also, I changed from a cut-on facing to a sew-on facing so the facing and collar could be cut from a coordinating fabric. I love sewing--I can have any details I want.
I've even make this jacket in wool boucle. The seams are all finished with Hong Kong finishes.
Look closely. The collar on the vest is 3/8" shorter so the orange shirt collar stands a bit higher and can be seen at the back as a rim of orange.
Same jacket!! It's been lengthened and made from glazed linen.
SUMMER BLOOMS IN LINEN
The Blouse Perfected view C. This is the classic tailored shirt turned in a new direction. Of course, it's made in linen.
Another clean-finished sleeve. It was a bit bigger than I wanted, so I stitched 2 buttonholes into a pleat and buttoned it over.
The little button in the loop at lower left can be placed where it's just right for you. Choose little buttons for the narrow facings.
The back yoke and center back pleats.
The side vent. Of course, the corners are mitered, and these miters are already drafted for you.
GIVE YOURSELF STYLE AND COMFORT THIS SEASON
Use these 6 patterns to create cool, light shirts you can layer.
Here's The Blouse Perfected made longer, view A.
The Blouse Perfected view C. So fresh!
Timeless and Modern view A in linen.
Luxury! Timeless and Modern view A in silk.
Three linens for a pretty Twist and Shout view A.
Fun to find coordinates for Twist and Shout A.
View B of At Every Angle.
Note that both At Every Angle view B shirts are matched on the pocket as well as down center front and center back.
The Easy Ageless Cool shirt is great on its own or as a layering piece, while it's still cool enough for summer.
This one was fun!
View A with all the details: yoke, drawstring, pocket.
View A as a less detailed shirt that still has impact.
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