Military style jacket

Girl's military style jacket

The design of this jacket was definitely a collaborative effort. I thought a military inspired cropped jacket would look cute on H and found some black cotton drill (with a slight herringbone texture), some black velvet ribbon and shiny gold military buttons for detailing. When H saw the buttons she was horrified, “Those buttons are too cool” she proclaimed, “I don’t want to look cool”. It was hard to argue with that sort of logic so the buttons were duly swapped for plain black ones (though they do have a slight rope-like detail round the edge) and a bright yellow fleece lining was insisted upon. Making up the pattern as I went along led to at least 3 attempts to get the sleeves right but when it was finished I really liked it. The black buttons were so much better than gold would have been, and it looks pretty cool. (Just don’t tell H!)

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