I love the asymmetrical collar version of the dress so I knew that I would use that to help me with the design of the flip. However I redrew the collar pattern pieces so that they were a little more exaggerated in the front.
I thought it would compliment the collar if I used an angled button front. This was my first time making buttonholes with my machine. I was really intimidated and have avoided most patterns with buttons since my old sewing machine refused to make them. Turns out it is super easy with my newer machine! Now I can't wait to make more buttonholes.
I used the notched sleeve cuff pattern pieces from the Tinny pattern since I thought they matched the collar so nicely. I didn't use the skirt pattern pieces of the Tinny to finish the bottom of the jacket, yet it's similar to the pleated skirt option. I just made the bottom the length and width I wanted and added two pleats to the front and one to the back.
|she randomly thought it was a good idea to eat leaves :(|
The long sleeves are a change from the pattern and are drafted from a long sleeve shirt that fits her. I made them a little bigger at the armholes and gathered them to give a little puff/cap sleeve look. The sleeve widths are a bit roomy because I wanted to accommodate layers underneath while still allowing her plenty of movement in the arms (I usually find that my fitted coats are miserable to move in!).
|wearing one of her Skipper Tops|
I made the light fall jacket out of twill that is lined with beautiful floral linen I found at JoAnn's. I went the extra mile and hand stitched the lining around the armholes and at the skirt. So. much. work. since I do not enjoy hand stitching!
So there's my FLIP! Check out the other awesome flips (including other jackets) here.
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