My orange and blue wardrobe project continues and I may be on track to finish all ten pieces on time!

This project is part of the McCalls 6711 coordinates wardrobe that I started in hot pink a little earlier this year. I’m not planning to use these together, of course. I thought this would be a useful “topper” to go with the Wardrobe Contest, and happened to have some polished cotton in the stash – plenty enough to use. I have enough left over to do a skirt or pants or dress too, but not to wear together. This is HELLA orange.

Here’s what I was making:

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Pattern envelope picture – McCall’s 6711

I only used interfacing on the front edge pieces of this project, and a light crepe as the lining (also from the stash, woot).

Here’s the finished product:

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This jacket is referred to as “semi-fitted” so it is a bit loose around the body. It calls for a hook and eye closure at the lower edge of the front but I figured that would look really weird so I left it off. It doesn’t look very flattering on the mannequin, does it? I’ll be doing a photo shoot in a few days when I finish the whole wardrobe, so we’ll see how it goes on the body.

I keep having real issues with getting the lining and the body fabric to be the right length for each other. When they don’t line up, the hem of the jacket won’t hang properly. Since the cotton is fairly stiff, it’s kind of poky-outy at the hips. I think as I’ve worn this more, it will soften up and become a little more like a cardigan.