Short-Sleeved Princess Seam Jacket With Contrast Lapels

Short-sleeved princess seam jacket with contrast lapels

One day I was sitting in my history class when I saw an early 19th century painting of a European military officer. The jacket he wore was navy blue wool with contrast lapels made of white satin and brass buttons. It was beautiful! I was inspired and could not contain my excitement. It flowed out my hand and onto my history notes.

This unlined jacket is the result. It has princess seams, short sleeves with buttoned cuffs and a belted back. The buttons and the double-breasted lapels add interest and versatility. Button it all the way closed, leave one or both lapels open at the top or button both lapels completely open. The reversible belt at the back tops a flattering gather at the waist. Hot pink cotton piping outlines the curves of the standing collar and lapels. All of the seams are flat-felled and top-stitched, which makes the inside almost as pretty as the outside.

The body of the jacket is made of a lightweight black cotton twill. The contrast is cotton broadcloth printed with a camouflage pattern and cute skulls. The buttons are silver tone with skull and crossbones. Some of the materials in this jacket are upcycled, these are the contrast fabric, thread, fusible interfacing, and the piping. You'll be stylin' and saving the planet at the same time!


Size: extra large
Bust: 46"
Waist: 40"
Hips: 48"

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