I'm still a little behind, so forgive me for posting Friday's piece on Saturday. I really wanted to post it though because I'm so happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it!
The Fall/Winter Ralph Lauren collection has been rather inspiring for me. I did a Monday Morning Inspiration post about it here. I just love the pairing of plaid with fur, so I decided to take a little stab at it for my own winter wardrobe and since this jacket is nothing more than a couple of rectangles sewn together, I'm sharing it with you! I'm calling this piece
You can see that it is pretty simple. The jacket is reversible by the way.
Below is the jacket laying flat without the tie, just two rectangles sewn into a "v" shape.
The tabs that are on the ends on the rectangles are for the tie belt to go through and if you look closely, you can see the buttonholes down near the bottom.
Now we need to determine the dimensions of the tabs that the belt will go through.
I cut my tab extensions on the bias. You can see from the above measurement that I cut my rectangles 8" long, plus seam allowance and the width is 6".
The edges are finished.
The finished jacket.
I hope someone gives this a try because it is really quite easy to do and it looks sensational on. So as it always goes, I create one thing and then I need to create another to go with it. Pants are on the list to wear with this as well as a long pencil skirt since I have enough of the plaid to make the skirt. Oh, why not?!! Once I get the pants and or the skirt finished, I'll post pictures of me in the jacket.