Today was an absolutely gorgeous day in Paris – it felt like spring had finally arrived. I decided it was warm enough for the little Vogue jacket I made last September. Do you remember it? I had even asked for your opinion about it. To my shame, I realized while taking it out of the closet that I had never shown it to you, because I went to a conference in Italy (with it) hours after I finished it, and the new academic year started a couple of days later… then it got too cold to wear it, I put it away for the following spring, and forgot you’d never seen it.
Here it is finally, courtesy of my faithful tripod and the beautiful evening sunlight.
I really like this jacket… it feels a bit Audrey to me. You all know how much I love Audrey Hepburn, right? I hope won’t seem totally ridiculous to associate her name with this über-simple jacket.
I made lots of alterations to the initial pattern because the jacket looked like a tent at first. I can’t remember all the alterations I made, but I do remember that I added a back pleat and changed the look of the front by sewing a single snap at the neck and ditching the buttons. I wanted the focus of attention to be the wide Peter Pan collar, so I made the front as smooth and simple as possible by using a single closure, and one that would be hidden.
I just love the wide Peter Pan collar, and the graceful way in which the neckline shows off the neck – just a little lower than a regular jacket, though not too much. This looks very chic over my Indémodable dress, but I think it looks pretty neat with jeans, too.