Hello Fall!! Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. But because I live in South Florida I don’t always get to experience the true fall season, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress for the fall season.
Can I tell y’all…….. this denim jacket dress is EVERYTHING!!! I was going for a look I could wear as a dress or a long jacket/coat. I wasn’t sure how it would look once everything was finished, but I said heck…I won’t know unless I try so LETS GO……
This is look #23 and I absolutely LOVE it!! I was challenged to complete a denim jacket hack for the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of Sewn Mag. My mind immediately went to a dress because I love dresses but I also wanted it to be versatile. I decided on this sporty look. I could easily wear sneakers or heels with this jacket/dress.
I used Mimi G denim jacket pattern along with McCall’s 7170 view B skirt (which may by out of print) to achieve this look. This was my first time making a denim jacket. Mimi and Norris have great sew-a-long video hosted by Norris Danta Ford for the denim jacket (which I used) and it was AH-MAZING!!! He was very clear and very easy to follow along with. This was my first time making a denim jacket and I must say I LOVE IT!!
One of my concerns when making this jacket was the welt pocket. I have practiced a few times on making a welt pocket and I get discouraged EVERY TIME!!! It always looks wonky when I’m done. This time, I followed Norris’ explanation to a tee and I was ECSTATIC with the results! PERFECTION!!
I will be rocking this jacket/dress a lot!! I’m actually working on Jacket #2. I highly recommend this pattern and suggest you give it a try!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did. I can’t wait to see you again.
Much Love and Many Blessings!
Pattern: Simplicity 8845 and McCalls 7170
Fabric: Joann Fabrics
Photo Cred: Luke Ballentine Moment2Remember
Wow, Wow, and Wow!!! This outfit is amazing! Love how you put this together
Thank you so much Darlene! 🙂
I really like what you did what with these two patterns. That welt pocket is perfection! I’m pretty short & don’t think I could pull off this longer shirt version, but you’ve inspired me to think about adding a shorter peplum to the denim jacket. Nothing like a good denim jacket! Love yours! Nice job!
Thank you so much Susan…and yes, you absolutely can pull this look off by shortening the peplum. I just love how versatile a denim jacket can be!