Butterick 6002 - This is an out of print pattern that was issued in 1999.
It is a semi-fitted, unlined, above waist jacket that has shoulder pads, mock bands, long sleeves and stitched hem.
Tweedy ponte knit purchased from Mood. Here's a link to additional pontes at Mood.com
Five 7/8" buttons
1/4" shoulder pads
black fusible interfacing
This is my third version of this jacket. My first one ended up going in the recycle basket and my second one became a treasured piece that I wore a lot this summer.
For this version I made one fit change. I added tucks to the neckline of the pattern pieces so that I wouldn't have to make darts to take in the extra width. Here's what I did in my second version...
And here is a close up of the neckline on this version...highlighting how the excess fabric has been removed at the neckline...
The cardigan was primarily sewn on my serger, since it is a ponte and a stable knit. The most challenging aspect of this jacket occurred when I decided not to make regular buttonholes but to make corded buttonholes on the jacket front. You can read all about that technique in this post from my blog.
So a few more pics...
Jacket, RTW turtleneck
Jacket worn with
dress recently made
This cardigan/jacket will work well with the pieces currently in the collection and with future pieces too. Next up is tops. I have two tops planned for the collection...one more than the original plan...but I found an amazing knit from EOS that will work with both the chocolate and the gray bottoms because I need some simple sewing before I head into jacket territory.
...as always more later!