You may have seen this gorgeous textured wool around on here and also featured here in our Tessuti Group on Flickr.
Margaret from Canberra made up this fabulous 100% wool 'Quagmire' in a simple unlined jacket from an old favourite New Look 6112 pattern (circa 80-90s) which is out of print. This is a perfect example why we all should take another good look through our pattern stashes at home. Refashion them, so to speak, and save a bit on buying new patterns.
The original pattern was designed to be made up in a medium to heavy weight wool for coats. It's worked out perfectly in this relaxed jacket, very similar to the styles you usually find in the Japanese craft books - so simple and unstructured - the real focus is on this exquisite textured wool instead. Margaret omitted the facings on the fronts and back neck, instead hemming back the front edges and neckline, along with the sleeves and hems.
Worth noting too, everything seen here is made by Margaret, the checked tunic top is made up in a seersucker wool blend, one we had earlier in the season paired back with straight leg pants made up in our Chocolate heavy pure linen. Even Margaret's necklace was made from a textured jersey knit - similar to one made by Nichola over at Nikkishell.
Thanks again Margaret, look forward to seeing you what you create with your latest purchases very soon;-)
Labels: Jackets, New Look, Patterns, Sewing, Tessuti, Wool