Military Style Spring Jacket
Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after.
The cotton duck exterior fabric was very stiff, so I used a variety of harsh laundry techniques to age and soften the fabric. The sleeves are the focal point of the jacket. I carefully combined the upper sleeve of B5927 and the lower sleeve of V1036, eliminating the bell shape at the bottom because I love the seaming detail on the Vogue sleeve. I embroidered Urban Threads #6403 Elven Court Knot Cascade as a monocolor design on the top half of the sleeve prior to assembly. I also added plackets to the shoulders using a shortened version of the back placket pattern. The jacket has a dark green peach skin lining and military style buttons. It is extremely comfortable to wear. All photos are my own.
side view of buttoned jacket
lower sleeve of jacket
embroidered portion of the sleeve