marcy's Brushed Oliveto cotton jacket in V1689
Inspired by workwear, I used our soft Oliveto Brushed Cotton in Vogue 1689, a pattern I keep making again and again. Cut it longer with a bit more ease to wear over other tops, lined the sleeve with a piece of striped acetate lining - a fabric and technique borrowed from men's tailoring, like how it looks with the cuff turned back. Then I added black buttons and embroidery. It is cozy and comfortable, a cross between a barn coat and smock, a perfect in between weight!
Beth sewed the main seams on the machine, then hand stitched the seams and edges, and hand stitched the snaps in place. The hem edges are left raw.
Even though our days are hot right now, Beth wears this in the cool mornings as she rides her bike the mile from home, over the river to the golf cart to drive down the road to work in the ArtBarn.