Wednesday: Present

I finally have something finished!!

And as a treat, there are no bathroom mirror pictures in this post.

The 60’s jacket is done!

The original pattern (a Bear Brand vintage pattern book, that I’m assuming is from the 60’s):

The vintage buttons:

Obviously, I altered it a bit… ok quite a lot! It’s crochet – the original was done with sport weight yarn, I used extra-bulky. Then there was both a style mismatch (I like to look like I have a waist, even though I don’t have much – and a jacket that goes straight down to high hip doesn’t help me!) and a little thing called Lack Of Yarn. Story of my life.

A not-so-helpful close up of the back to see the stitch pattern…

And when I get DH to take the pictures, somehow something like this always happens!

Outside today – high teens (celcius!) with a light breeze – this was perfect!

On the sewing front – I’ve got the collar, front and back of DH’s shirt done. Up next: sleeve plackets.


3 thoughts on “Wednesday: Present

  1. I love it! The jacket is soooo nice!! That may be one you should contact the original copyright publishers to see if you can publish your updated version. A blue ribbon for you! Also really, really like that pic!

  2. Your jacket is a very good adaptation of a vintage pattern from knitting to crochet! What crochet pattern stitch did you use? Looks great!

  3. Thank you for the compliment! But I wasn’t quite that clever this time – the original crochet & stitch pattern remained the same (isn’t it a neat pattern? doesn’t look like classic crochet!). In the smaller gauge I thought it looked very herringbone-like. The stitch pattern is actually very simple – *one single and one double crochet in the same stitch, skip a stitch*, repeat.

    purplesage – hey, I like ribbons! And I plan on convincing DH to do photo shoots more often!!

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