Marcy sewn: Vogue 1689 in Oliveto Stretch Cotton
V1689 as a jacket
For the past few seasons I've been seeing collarless jackets and coats in Paris windows, and I've been moving toward the color green and inspired to add in some hand stitching.
I started with V1689, wanted it as a jacket rather than a shirt, and made these changes. Lengthened the armhole/sleeve cap by 1/2", and added2" at the hem.Lined the sleeve so other garments will slip on easily, adding a vent at the sleeve hem. Used black embroidery floss for hand stitching detailing.
The marvelous book that is inspiring me right now is, The Intentional Thread: A Guide To Drawing, Gesture And Color In Stitch.
The fabric is our Oliveto Stretch Woven, a moleskin-like quiet neutral that is a pleasure to work with and wear, perfect for cool spring days, right to dress up with basic blacks or down with jeans.