Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Brunch Jacket

I finished Louisa's fall jacket a few weeks ago but she's just starting to wear it now. I used my first Oliver + S pattern: the Sunday Brunch Jacket.

I had high expectations for this pattern considering all its rave reviews, and of course, the fabulous instructions and diagrams made even this fancy jacket a breeze to make. The seam binding tape on the inside really makes the jacket look professional.

The fabric is upholstery weight, ("dry clean only,"which I chose to ignore. It seems fine and I've washed it a few times now). A nice cotton that I found at Valley Fabrics in Stuarts Draft. I think it was $6.50/yard. The wooden buttons and bias tape were a few dollars and the pattern was $16, so the jacket cost me less than $30. And when I make the pattern again, it will be a fabulous deal for such a stylish little jacket. She gets compliments every time she wears it. I might make it with just two larger buttons (like they did on the purlbee) next time because buttoning (and unbuttoning) all four is kind of a chore.

I would like one in my size.

Next up, Leo's jacket! Just sewed the buttons on last night.

Update: Here she is wearing it a couple months later on New Year's.


  1. So cute on her! I love your fabric choice--isn't upholstery weight great for things like this?

  2. It is fun to sew with something sturdy every once in while! I had a lot of fun with the pattern. Looking forward to trying some more of them. You do great work. (Plus the paper dolls are fantastic!)

  3. Cute jacket. I've had this pattern a while but haven't gotten around to making one. I really like your version.


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