For the 8 Days A Week Collection I designed the McCartney Jacket Pattern. Mainly due to the fact that I really liked the Imagine Jacket I made my kids and wanted one for myself. Since my sister was kind enough to model for me (you know since she is not awkward in front of the camera) I told her to pick her fabric. We looked online together and I love that she went bold with the fabric choice. The fabric was a nice canvas like cotton (much like a mid weight denim)
Since the print was in black and white we decided to add a pop of a bold color with the lining and the shoulder accents. For this version I made the gathered sleeve which adds a great dressy feminine touch, and the shoulder accents. I love the curved accent around the arm in the front and back, it’s really flattering.
The jacket is an easy fit, meaning it’s not slim fitting or tight, but then the ribbed cuffs and waist bring in a fitted style. The jacket has welt pockets in front (which are hard to see since the fabric makes them blend in)
I made the pattern without alteration, even though my sister is tall, and long in the arms. (the second one I made and will share later I altered that) I actually like the slightly cropped bodice and wrist length to this jacket.
I love the uptown vibe to the jacket (which can also have a track jacket look, so it’s fun to play with)
Check out the blogger style hop today to see 8 amazing ladies showing off their take on the 8 Days A Week Collection:
Sabra from sew a straight line
Rachel from House of Pinheiro
Melissa from Melly Sews
Stacy from Stacy Sews
Trinh from Sweet Cheeks Designs
Kate from see kate sew
Dixie from Dixie DIY
Abbey from Sew Charleston