When I put this jacket on after making it, I was like, Yesssssssssss! This is Simplicity S8989. Here’s the pattern Simplicity S8989
I cut a size Large and View C with sleeves. I used a linen blend fabric, but I can’t remember where I purchased it because I have had it for a while. I had already made this jacket in a medium weight knit and it turned out really great even then. That jacket was off white and it was super nice. That was a shorter version of this jacket, View B.
I believe this is a good pattern even for beginners wanting to increase their skills a little.
What I like most about this pattern is everything. The drawstring waist, the collar, and the pockets in the front of the jacket. It is really cute and I like the length as well. When I put my hands in the pocket as I am wearing this jacket, it just makes me feel good. It looks really good with the leggings, but would also look good with jeggings and jeans. Some white jeggings would be a great look with this jacket. It could be dressed up or down. Just a stylish look either way, and it is roomy enough to be worn with something under it, like a light sweater, a long sleeve henley or tee, or even a button down shirt. This jacket is probably better for early spring or fall depending on the color and/or fabric. But in either case it is a really great jacket/coat and worth the make for sure. Plus, did I mention how comfortable it is. Well, it is very comfortable. I could easily wear it all day and honestly, be comfortable all day.
Bottom line, I enjoyed making this. To the degree of making it twice. It’s just a classic look that will be stylish for years to come. Have you made this jacket? Is it a style you would like? I would love to hear your comments. If you like the posts you are seeing on www.sewzaizay.com, please subscribe. Until next time, Let’s make life better, one project at a time.