Monday, May 7, 2012

Beaded Travel Jacket

 Sewing Level:  Intermediate

This jacket is wonderful because it is both functional and stylish.  Function comes from the four pockets hidden inside the jacket and the center front zipper closure.  Style is black beaded lace lined and underlined with nude silk broadcloth.  I purchased the lace fabric years ago while visiting Denver.  The jacket pattern is the Flounce about Jacket from, a pattern company that specializes in travel garments. 

The jacket packs well; an underlining minimizes wrinkles.  You could wear this jacket with both jeans or trousers, depending on your taste. 

The lace is embroidered with 3" long sequin chains which move when you walk which is fun if you like attention.

The jacket won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Midnight Magic Competition sponsored by the Independent Pattern Company Alliance.

This is a view of the inside of the garment.  Two pockets hang from each front waist band, and the peplum skirt hides the bulk stored in the pockets.

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  1. Gorgeous! I'm thinking about making this in a casual style - looks like a great jacket to have for many occasions.

  2. Gini, the jacket is beyond useful and a casual fabric would be great. I plan to sew a few as well! Ann

  3. I thinking about making dress in casual style. it may be use anywhere, thanks for posting.

  4. Jessica,
    You're right about a casual fabric for this style being useful. A neutral color cotton or silk would work with everything! Thanks for reading the blog.