Dixie created 3 very different tops/jackets from the jacket portion of this pattern. Each one is artful and totally Dixie.
I have made the vest/top portion of this pattern a few times, but have made the jacket only once. And I wear that jacket every chance I get.
Sometimes, I like to return to finished projects and make adjustments. And sometimes this goes very badly but this time, I like the result.
Buttons and pockets are always a good thing.
|Before adding buttons and pockets|
I added pockets with buttons and some closure buttons. I was surprised to see how it changed the look of the jacket to add that top closure.
The fabric is a Brussels washer shot in black and ivory. It is cotton and rayon and more beefy than other Brussels washers I've sewn with. This one was purchased from Waechters right before they closed.
And now I really, really want to make this again, perhaps in something appropriate to the cold weather we are having. Because this jacket is asymmetrical, it has extra possibilities with the neckline. I also wonder how it would be as a vest, longer maybe. Lined. Two left sides. Two right sides.
Butterick 5891 is a great pattern to make over and over again, Dixie. (Hope you don't mind me copying.)
Butterick 5891 is on sale for $3.19 over at Club BMV, in case you need this pattern.