For now I'm already brainstorming my next outwear adventure. For my fourth go with outwear, I want to make an unlined, military-style jacket. Like this one from Old Navy:
|Women's Military-Style Jacket|
I bought a jacket similar to this one (also from Old Navy) a few years ago. It's cute but the sleeves are way too short. This is why Old Navy and I do not get along. Every long-sleeved shirt, jacket, dress, etc has the shortest f-ing sleeves on the planet. I don't have freakishly long arms or anything. Old Navy sleeves just never fail to stop 2-4 inches above my wrist.
But I digress. The pattern search has begun. There are a few military-style jacket patterns out there (most of them Burda). Some of them are great. Some look cheesy. Some appeared in Rhythm Nation. I want to avoid that look.
Kwik Sew 3534 view A might be just the jacket I want. At least it's close enough.
|Kwik Sew 3534 view A|
I think an olive twill would be best. Perhaps even gray. I'm also thinking anorak snaps instead of buttons. Although I say I want it unlined, I may change my mind. I've become quite a fan of linings lately.
Well, back to work on the trench. Any military jacket pattern suggestions are welcome.