Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Simplicity 8749 - Mimi G Style - Linen Jacket

Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

FACT: One can never have too many jackets.

We wear them for warmth and for comfort; to transition from inside to outside or to accommodate the fluctuation in temperatures in the one day (I'm looking at you, Melbourne).

Jackets also act as a style remedy. You could be wearing a basic look, you throw on a fancy jacket and TAH-DA! - instant style!

Here is my latest jacket and stylish addition to my wardrobe:

The Pattern

It's Simplicity 8749 by Mimi G Style Patterns in View C (the shorter length).

I love everything Mimi G wears and designs and it was only a matter of time before I tried out this pattern for myself.

Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

The Fabric

I made this jacket with a heavyweight linen from The Fabric Store in a cream.
I lined my make with a beautiful floral rayon that I purchased from Spotlight many, many years ago.

I absolutely love to add a fun lining to a jacket, especially when the fabric on the outside of the jacket is a neutral. It's like a little burst of joy every time I open my jacket.

Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

The Details

This fully lined jacket features lapels and flap pockets (pockets!) and is all my 90's oversized blazer dreams come true.

The pattern gives the option of two different jacket lengths, has two piece sleeves and closes with one button down the centre front.

Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

Changes

I omitted the interfacing, which is a little unorthodox, but I figured the jacket had a more
'relaxed' look with the linen, and didn't need the extra structure.

I made no changes to the fit (what?!!) and made the whole jacket in a straight 14.

Rihanna Challenge

My friend Faith and I were chatting one night, bonding over our shared love of Rihanna and her ever changing style! We came up with the idea of setting ourselves a Rihanna fashion challenge where we would choose one of her looks and recreate it!

I originally made this jacket as part of my Rihanna 'copy-cat' look, which you can see below. You can read the blog post about the Sadie Slip Dress by Tessuti Patterns here.

Click through on the instagram post to see the inspiration pic!


Final Thoughts

I love how this jacket turned out! This style can work so well dressed down with jeans and a tee, or dressed up with heals and a skirt.
Thanks Mimi G for another wonderful pattern!


Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin Simplicity 8749 - Julia BobbinSimplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin
Simplicity 8749 - Julia Bobbin

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