The rain over the weekend helped me stay inside and focus on making my long jacket, so I was able to finish it and wear it yesterday:

On the hanger to show the lining:


  • Pattern is Simplicity 4369 (out of print), cut somewhere between the short and long lengths.il_340x270.666117694_3jbm
  • Fabric is from Michael Levine (last year, but they still have different ikats)
  • Lining is leftover rayon satin from that cape project that morphed into a coat (that is still not done, but one jacket at a time)

I had intended to make the short version of this and at the last minute decided to go long as a trial for some other fabric from my trip to Stonemountain and Daughter last year. So I was barely able to squeeze in all the pieces and pattern matching was out of the question. I even had to cut the back piece on the fold and lose some shaping there.

I think when I do make this next I’ll try to lose some fullness from the shoulder–there was a lot to ease in and there are faint linebacker vibes. But overall, I’m happy with it. One of my coworkers even called it “badass”!