Anjali chose Vogue #7975 for her first project. This is a nice Chanel-inspired jacket we have seen a number of times over the years that is easy to construct and fits well across the spectrum of shapes and sizes.
Anjali’s height limits her ability to find a good business jacket that fits off the rack. At 4’5″ tall, she was desperate to get out of the children’s section. She worked this jacket up in a black & white houndstooth plaid, and then lined it in chartreuse charmeuse (say that three times fast).
The second she finished, before she could even think about the final pressing, she was thrilled to show it off:
The pattern doesn’t call for a lining – relying only on neckline facings, but we have found that a lining cleans things up a bit and makes it wear better. You can use the same pattern pieces, making sure to join the back neck facing to the back lining sections before you attach the lining/facing combination to the garment itself.
This is a great pattern: Easy to sew and fits well!