This Cindy Jacket is a dressed up and grown up jacket with fun details that make it interesting to put together. And, since this is my second time around the block with this pattern, I found reading the directions about 100 times easier! Note to self: make more muslins to test out the patterns! It isn't difficult if you are experienced and the fitting is just superb!
I purchased the fabric from Hancock's when it was 50% off. It was a little stiff when I bought it and I washed it in hot water and a hot dryer.
What an amazing transformation! It's soft and feels like a well worn jacket now. No, I don't normally wear jackets buttoned, but I wanted to show you what it looks like if you do button it up. That is one goofy look on my face. I really do love this so not sure where that came from!
I followed the pattern as written and included the adorable raw edged and ruffled collar. Isn't that just about the cutest detail you've ever seen? It took a bit to unravel the fabric, but it won't go further as you first stitch around the edge and then pull from the cut edge.
I love this jacket with a bright shirt underneath! Also, there is enough room that I can wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath! Yay!
Sorry this photo below is a little blurry. I am not sure what I did wrong on my camera! You can see all the topstitching that's done as well to add some fun details!
I clipped about every inch to ease in pulling threads. Next, I used my pleating/gathering foot and it was almost the perfect length! To add to the funkiness of the collar, I randomly clipped every few inches the pleating so it wasn't perfectly symmetrical, if that makes any sort of sense at all!
I found the funky oval-shaped buttons at a local yarn store. I don't shop there often but when I do I find the neatest stuff! These buttons were a bit of a splurge--costing more than the fabric, but it's okay, I really love them and think that add a cool factor.
I really love this pattern and will most likely make it again. I honestly don't care if I have two of these jackets that are the same except for color! It fits great, is super stylish and I love feeling good in my clothes!
Thanks for reading!