This is the latest of the Spring/Summer wardrobe pieces from Burda June 2008 115. It is made from beautiful Italian linen from Tessutis - seriously the most cooperative fabric on the planet. It is charcoal grey with creme and black back threads in the great weight that still looks good even if a little rumpled.
One tip if you are making this jacket, trim the curve on the top of the shoulders down a fraction. I didn't do this, and wonder if I should add small raglan sleeved shoulder pads to fill in the shoulders.
Overall I'm very pleased with the way it came out. I used Hong Kong and French seams on the inside and top stitching on my new machine is a dream.
My husband doesn't like this jacket at all - he suggests that the short boxy style doesn't flatter. "Its too short and why would you put pockets to accentuate your widest part?". Well thanks honey!! Personally I'm happy in it, provided it is worn with slim fitted pants or shirt and a longer t-shirt fitting closely over the hips.
Husbie and Mini-me are going camping for three nights, so I hope that I can start some new projects while they are away. It is becoming very warm, so I definitely want to start with two or three quick short sleeved t-shirts. Summer t-shirts t are in desperately short supply in my wardrobe. Then I should begin thinking about an outfit for a November cocktail party. In typical Sydney fashion, the style for this event is classy but casual. I am thinking of a maxi dress.