My Lovely Linen Jacket
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Inspired by a RTW jacket, I modified Butterick 6056 to create my Lovely Linen Jacket. I used Robert Kaurman Essex Linen/Cotton blend, raised the neck a bit and subbed a separating Coats zipper for the buttons shown in View D on the pattern. Using black Coats Tim Holtz craft thread, I handstitched details down the front and along the neck of the jacket. Hint: The front and neck were first topstitched on the machine so that I could use the machine stitches as a guide for even handstitching. The buttons on the sleeve tabs are from my Fabulous Button Stash which I am so glad that I have. I am thrilled with this jacket and look forward to wearing it a lot during our “not always hot” Pacific Northwest Summer!
Open front of my Lovely Linen Jacket
Zipped front of my Lovely Linen Jacket
Swing back of my Lovely Linen Jacket
Hand stitched detail of my Lovely Linen Jacket
Sleeve detail of my Lovely Linen Jacket