Saturday, July 16, 2011

Black Linen

The other day my husband and I were getting ready to go out to dinner to celebrate my dad's 85th birthday. I was wearing this top and was opining...okay, I was whining...that I needed a black linen jacket to wear with it.

It's not as though I don't have a jacket pattern that would be perfect in linen. I do and how cute is that pleated peplum in the back?

I even have a piece of black linen. I'm just not sure if it's "the right linen" for a jacket. Hopefully, someone can chime in and help me out.

This is actually a linen/rayon blend that is fairly lightweight. Held up to a window, you can clearly see daylight through the weave. I think it might be too thin for a jacket, or at the very least would require lining. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Too thin? A different design, maybe?

1 comment:

dfr2010 said...

While I'd say that fabric can indeed be A jacket, I don't think it wants to be THAT jacket. For a casual look, I'd go Butterick 5468, and for dressier I'd be adventurous and do it in a shortened Butterick 4732 (both in my stash for lightweight fabrics).

For that fabric, I'd look for a pattern more on the light, airy, barely-fitted scale. Just my two cents.