That would have been a Spice Girls GIF, but oh boy, I hated them!
Style Arc Ziggi jacket, #1
Another item that was cut out before the ‘summer’ that never was. A rare thing, something for someone else. This one’s for the missus, in one of the cotton sateens I bought for her last year. This one is a sort of sand/gold colour, no stretch, and quite a heavy weight, so we decided it would be better for the jacket than a shirt.
This was a beast to cut out, so many pieces! I suppose this is to make it more economical if made in leather- you could get away with some serious clever cutting with no large pattern pieces on a hide.
I would have preferred funkier zips, but couldn’t find any that floated my boat, so went for fairly bland, but well-colour matched instead. She can always add little charms or some such if she likes.
I also found a perfect thread match from stash, and another ancient reel of heavier thread which I’ll use for some top stitching. Lining [from stash] is one of the lengths of lovely shot paisley fabric I got from the Fancy Silk Store when shopping for Dawn’s coat. Nice colour matching!
This very popular pattern offers lots of chances for blocking and embellishment. The missus has asked for just a few lines of stitching on the yoke [as seen in the pic] but I have also reversed a few of the pieces, to use the matt back of the fabric for some subtle interest. [Lower back, mid fronts and upper sleeves.]
Right, time to get stitching! See you later…