Technicolor Bomber Jacket

Butterick B6181

I made this in June as a lightweight summer jacket but something about it screamed fall so I’ve been held on posting this one till now.  The fabric is from my stash and it’s a lovely rayon print, but the sad news is that it wouldn’t let me be great😊.  It raveled to hell and back…..even the ravel goo was of no help.

Even with the walking foot attachment the fabric slipped, went to side-ways and backwards.  All I wanted the dang thing to do is sew in a straight line.

Against my better judgment I followed the pattern directions and use elastic at the neck, waist and wrists.  I wished I used a rib knit instead – oh well.  

Sigh after the jacket was finished I couldn’t figure out how to style it.  It doesn’t look quite right with jeans and a skirt really didn’t do it for me.  Then there is the neck area – it looks weird on me for some reason.  It’s one of those tweeners not casual enough and not dressy enough.

 I decided to wear it with a DIY Maxi Dress and kept it pushing.  


Always Stylish ~ Always Fabulous

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