I’ve decided to make New Look 6035 – View A, a blazer style jacket, using the floral cotton sateen I talked about a few weeks ago. Originally, I had planned to make a dress with this fabric, but I decided to kick it up a little bit, and make something a little less expected from this fabric.
I’m making View A, but I’ve decided to shorten the sleeves to 3/4 length.
I’ve made it as far as tissue fitting the jacket –
I opted to make a 10 in the shoulders, 12 in the bust, waist and hips, because I want some extra room so I can have the option of wearing a blouse under it, instead of just a tank top.
I also shortened the waist by 1″, which wasn’t ideal – I think I should have shortened it by 2 inches – but if I shortened it any more than 1″ I would have had to add length back to the bottom of the jacket, and honestly, I didn’t want to bother, since there’s so much shaping at the bottom. I think it’ll be fine though.
I’ve now finished cutting the pieces out –
I think this is going to be a great little jacket that will be perfect for spring and summer. I already have grand plans to make coordinating capris and skirts for this one.
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!!