HP 1249 DL Riviera Beachcomber Jacket
It's always great to have a denim-jacket alternative,
so make yourself this, perfect in denim (of course!),
but also great in medium-weight jacket fabrics like
crepe, canvas, velvet, corduroy, linen, sateen, brocade,
tweed or boucle. You can also use a firm sweater knit,
French terry, ponte, fleece, or boiled wool.
Unlined & unstructured semi-fitted, hip length jacket
has front and back princess seams, patch pockets, and
3/4 length sleeves with slits at the hems. Jacket has a
stand collar, center back seam and angled shoulder yokes.
Optional topstitching adds a cool-casual vibe; hems are finished with facings.
This great jacket works well with pants and skirts, and it's
a year-round style with just a change of fabric...wear it to
toughen up a pretty dress or blouse, to soften a tailored pant,
or to dress up your jeans; add coverage to a sleeveless
daytime or evening outfit too.
Sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 will need around 2 ½ yards or 230 cm fabric;
Sizes 18-20-22-24-26 will need around 3 yards or 270 cm fabric.
All sizes need around ½ yard or 45 cm interfacing...if you want
to use buttons. you'll need 5 x 1" or 2.5cm diameter buttons.
Use 5 x 1" or 2.5cm diameter snaps if you're not a button fan.
Small (½"or 1.25cm deep) shoulder pads are optional.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
I love this jacket. I've made two out of washer linen and they are great lightweight jackets. I did not care for the two piece sleeve, however, and also thought the notch was in the wrong place so I substituted with a simple sleeve from another jacket. The construction is a bit different - seaming all the facing pieces together before sewing them to the jacket, but it worked. I will be making more for colder weather.