I purchased this really pretty (in my opinion) camouflage stretch Denim. Of course, it came from one of my favorite fabric stores...Michael Levine and you can purchase it here if you like it too.
The pattern has great and very detailed instructions. As long as you follow them, you’ll be just fine. The instructions do not include lining, so I opted not to this line mine either. However, you can follow the instructions on the Closet Case blog to “interline” your jacket. I live in Florida and it hardly ever gets that cold here. I also decided to make mine a little larger than my normal size 10 and opted for size 12 so in the event it did get cold here, I can throw on a long sleeve sweater or tee and it would fit under the jacket. Beside, I just like the “oversized” look on me too.
If you ask me, Closet Case did an awesome job on the styling and instruction with this pattern! It took me a little while to complete (a few hours over 3 days), but I definitely see myself making another very with some different styling of my own! (Wink, wink!). Regarding changes, I only made two...there were purely cosmetic for my liking. One, I lowered the standup collar by 1”, because my neck isn’t that tall and the second was to add a “snap” to the back flap because I love the look!
So if you like this style of jacket, I would highly recommend this pattern! I definitely plan on making another version for myself! If you’d like to here more about this jacket, it will be posted on my YouTube channel (link in the right navigation bar).
Thanks again for stopping by my little portion of the sewing world, it’s greatly appreciated!