So the second formal jacket is complete and I’m thinking of the skirt and top combinations.
The jacket has three rows of topstitching and I’m thinking of doing three rows of topstitching along the jacket and sleeve hems. Maybe topstitching on the sleeve hem might be enough to balance this feature.
Mum still needs to try these jackets on for a final fitting before I finish the hems properly.
The button loop is made from two rows of the braid edging I’ve used on the lining. I’ve zigzagged two rows of the braid edging and the stitching is keeping the button loop in shape.
McCalls 6247 V-neck top: This style uses a knit fabric with a print as the contrasting top with the combo. Knits will provide Mum with movement so that’s a good thing. What I might add is a chiffon scarf tie to this top from my Jalie pattern.
New look 6609: I like the jacket pattern and I would convert this to a top – maybe. On second thoughts, I might just stick to the v-neck knit top and Kwik Sew cross over top that I’ve made for her before.
The skirts will be straight with elastic waist but I might add two vents at the back so Mum can walk easily. I’ll make all of these decisions when I start working on each piece.
Your Mum is going to be so well dressed.
I agree with Sharon, you mum will look fabulous.
Thank you both.
That's the plan so I hope the next combos work out. My SIL and DN chose the fabrics for Mum's collection. They have lovely taste.
Your Mum is going to look amazing in these beautiful new clothes. It is so sweet that you are sewing such a wonderful wardrobe for her.