Butterick 6248 tunic in leather-look jersey, with rib knit sleeves and collar
Another bit of fabric matching, because I didn’t have enough for the whole thing in either colour! Also, I thought a whole garment in the leather-look might be a bit much!
This was a very simple make, and the pattern is well-drafted, with several very different looks-3 neckline options and 3 back options. This is view D, almost a mini dress length on me at 5’3″, but I didn’t originally plan to shorten it at all…but I reconsidered and lopped off several inches, as it looked fine over trousers in the long length, not so good over the ‘matching’ skirt. The sleeves are meant to be 3/4, but I’d heard they were drafted full length, and had to shorten them, despite my monkey arms.
Only one problem with this- the pocket piece is not drafted to fit all sizes, and I’d cut it out before realising this. Fortunately I had a scrap big enough to recut. Mind you, this is not really a pocket at all- more of a belly muff! OO-er missus… It does not drop below the opening, so you couldn’t put anything in it and expect it to stay put, and it goes right across the front like a hoody pocket. Good for shoving your hands in, and I suppose it gives a little coverage for belly bulge!
This fits in well with my current keenness on black and grey, and as long as I wear some contrast colour now and then, I’m actually enjoying a brief period of monochrome. I get this from time to time- remember Zebruary a couple of years ago? Probably not lol
Anyway, I like the fact that it’s tunic-y but close fitting on the bust, I like the length, and if anyone thinks I look like punky mutton dressed as lamb- GOOD that’s the idea!