The StyleArc Livia I made earlier this fall has been playing on my mind...I simply wasn't ready to file the pattern away.
I've had a beautiful wool/cashmere in my stash for a year.
I'd purchased it while at a conference in Billings, Montana. It was on sale but it was still pricey but so soft, and I am a sucker for a muted plaid.
It was my destiny and I knew once the perfect pattern came along, I'd be ready and it would be hopefully fabulous! What do you think of the result?
Obviously it has changed a bit from the pattern, but that is what makes sewing so much fun! Here are my alterations/modifications:
1. Half-inch swayback adjustment
2. Half-inch sloping shoulder adjustment
3. I added just one pocket and the band is a contrast, off-white wool/cashmere purchased at the same time as the plaid and I decided to attach it so I could fringe the edge
4. Added nine shell buttons to the front
5. Hong-Kong finish on the inside made even better with the addition of a decorative stitch
6. Cut out each pattern piece after matching the plaid at the seamlines--I hope this makes sense! In other words, I took a great deal of time to cut this baby out!
I thought about lining the jacket but with my age-bracket these days, additional layers of fabric are too much for me. :) Those of you in the 50-plus crowd know exactly what I mean!
I really love this jacket...can you tell? I've worn it twice now and received many compliments! I love it when that happens! Look how windy it was today when we were taking pictures!
Thanks for reading!'