Hey There Dolls!
I saw sleeveless jackets all over last spring, and since we have no fall in Vegas I decided I could use a sleeveless jacket now while the rest of you are preparing for the cold. I am so happy I made this jacket because I see it working well with A TON of outfits in the “cooler” (75 degree) weather.
The pattern I used for this look was Vogue 8930. I made a few modifications based on how I wanted my jacket to look. I omitted the sleeves, raised and added a real arm hole. I also took a lot of the bulk out on the front pattern pieces since I didn’t like how big the original pattern was. I used the unlined version of the pattern because I needed my jacket to be light enough to wear in the warm weather here.
I used a black and white houndstooth woven fabric that has been in my stash for a couple years. The fabric frayed very easily so I decided to use bias binding on all of the edges.
As far as my outfit, I stepped out of my usual “Glam Goddess” look and went with a cute casual feel. I LOVE THESE SHOES. I received them gratis from one of my brands at work, Clarks, and they are so comfy. I cant remember why I chose this style, but I’m glad I did. They are casual, yet can still be dressed up since they have that smooth leather upper.
I also found a similar style jacket with sleeves on Net-A-Porter. The Stella McCartney version does have sleeves and a lot more bulk, but if you are anywhere east of Las Vegas I’m sure this would be better for you.
If you have any questions about the modifications I made to the pattern, feel free to reach out to me in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you all have an amazing week!
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