I have been looking forward to making something to wear for the summer. As you must be aware by now, I am a knits fabric addict, so it was a nice change for me to make a woven fabric garment. This lightweight jacket is made in a mint green linen and is perfect for the summer.
Linen is such a wonderful summer fabric. I know it is prone to creasing but I think that is part of its appeal – it looks so easy and casual.
I really like the design of this sewing pattern, especially the round neckline, yoke and the gathers at the front and back. The yoke has a satin lining. The sleeves are set-in, there are elbow pleats and two buttonholes with mother of pearl buttons at the top front. I lengthened the hem and the sleeves to make it look less boxy (the sewing pattern is short).
This lovely jacket is ideal to dress up a casual summer outfit and to wear when it is not quite warm enough to go out without a jacket.
I will be sewing more woven fabric garments so watch this space!
What is your perfect fabric for the summer?