When I was photographing this jacket, 3 lovely old ladies asked me what I was doing. I showed them my camera attached to the fence and that I was photographing my latest make: this jacket. They asked me if I was a art student. I told them that it’s my hobby and I sew for pure fun of it. “That is so clever“- I heard. I confess it totally made my day. They asked me if I could take off the jacket when I said it was reversible and they were quite impressed. They spend about 10 min inspecting my work. Nerve hacking! When we part our ways they said was lovely meeting a young girl (They probably didn’t realise I’m past 30) that sew so well. Oh! Thanks lovely ladies.
Pattern: By Hand London Victoria Blazer.
In the end, I used a mix match of sewing a lining techniques by sewing everything on the inside and turn by the sleeves. Used self made bias and binded the sleeve head.
Conclusion: I love how easy this pattern to sew, specially because its outwear… There is a higher sense of achievement making something that looks complicated but is not. Perfect summer jacket.