Camel Jacket (Simplicity 8093)




If you follow me on instagram stories and snapchat, you may have seen this jacket aaaages ago when I first made it--in August! Obviously, it was much to hot to model it then, and it has been hanging in my closet ever since, waiting for the weather to cool down. Well, it's cooled down a bit (like, from 90 to 75 degrees, ugh) so here it is! I styled it with my new Birkin flares (love them!) and a second Ogden cami in the same fabric as the one linked but in lavender, like the lining of the jacket.

Simplicity 8093's jacket is a very simple, easy-to-make pattern with a couple of cute details that set it apart. I'm not typically drawn to the Mimi G releases but I just had to copy her little cardi-blazer. The little notches in the neckline are a very cute nod to a more structured blazer but in a pattern that is easy enough for a beginner! The body is constructed with front, side, and back panels give it a nice boxy but flattering (I think) shape. The silhouette is similar to a lot of 60s skirt-and-jacket sets, but most of the similar vintage patterns I have are just a front and back panel and a straight side seam--not as cute, even if it is more authentic! It would have been nice if the sleeves were in two parts as well, although I suppose I could draft them (tutorial here on Threads) if I felt called to. I used a lovely camel hair from Mood for the exterior of my jacket, copying the pattern envelope as I am wont to do. I have more of this fabric, so expect to see it again in a warmer coat form!

This was my first bagged jacket, and I was shocked by how easy it is! The lining of this jacket is made using the exact same sleeve, back, and side pattern pieces, and I think if I made it again I would either add a CB pleat for full range of motion or use a stretch lining. While the camel hair has a bit of give, the rayon bemberg (pretty sure) lining does not! I would also draft a back neck facing in the camel--the lining goes all the way to the top and bottom of the jacket (I think as a pattern simplification measure) and has a tendency to want to flip out at the top. I was a bit worried it would droop out of the botton, but it doesn't. The only internal structure as written is a fusible interfacing on the front facing panels, but I also added a bit of cotton batting at the shoulder seam.

As I pivot my wardrobe towards "warm neutrals (plus a lot of pink)" I am drawn to camel as a gorgeous three-season addition. How many camel items are too many? I'd love to have this little cardi-blazer and a camel hair 4-in-1 coat and a camel version of this swoon-worthy lilli ann number... too much?? What do you think?

xoxo,
allie

ps: if you just can't get enough camel (like me!) here is the perfect camel-color cashmere cardigan from grana...

allie J.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow, this is what I need...looks so ardorable with that collar detail. the scale of the jacket is really nice on you and with the flare jeans. Is the length good with a drindle skirt?

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    1. It's doable, but a little bit long for a full skirt. you could easily chop a few inches off the bottom without changing the look of the jacket, I think. As is, it's perfect for high-waisted pants.

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  2. The whole Outfit looks great, love the secret (or sadly not so secret) lilac pop. But this gives me courage to a lined jacket. I keep putting that off...

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    1. This would be a great intro to lined jackets! Just use a stretch lining if your fabric has give, and you could draft a back neck facing OR topstitch it down... Give it a shot!

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  3. Ankara'nın en iyi broşür dağıtım şirketi olan
    ankara broşür dağıtım hizmette
    sinir tanimiyor...

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  4. I love this outfit! The flares look great and what a nice jacket! The power of neutrals are real. I think you should go for the jacket but maybe have pinch less fur...just a little less would look better imho ;)

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  5. hey i saw you made this with camel hair from Mood, did you buy it at the store or online? i saw this one online: http://www.moodfabrics.com/rainy-day-gray-camel-hair-wool-309197.html but im not sure if its the same as yours but it look so soft.

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  6. Gorgeous jacket! I've made this jacket twice now and I love the pattern. Kudos!

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  7. This Camel Blazer will go well with a nude pump. Im looking to make this blazer using a plaid look. I love Mood Fabrics and they have the perfect "Pink/Purple Plaid Mohair Woven" fabric that would look great with a high waist jeans.

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