Hola friends! I’ve officially ventured off into the land of jackets. But not just any jacket…a boyfriend jacket! Fun stuff! What’s cool about this make is that it didn’t start out as a boyfriend jacket. It was just a regular loose fitting one. A ‘trial’, if you will. But then it quickly turned into one of my favourite things in my closet!
But then it quickly turned into one of my favourite things in my closet!
I can dress it up or down (as styled in this post) and I think that’s all thanks to the material. It’s really pretty but because of the cut, it allows the jacket to be so versatile. I got it from Fabricland in the ‘last call’ section for $5/m and only got 1.75m because that’s all that was left on the roll, even though the pattern calls for 2 1/8 m. It was a bit of a gamble, but it paid off! #phew
For this project, I used B6328 from Butterick, view C. It’s a loose fitting open-front jacket…which made it perfect for a first-go because I didn’t have to worry about sizing it perfectly.
I debated leaving the sleeves off for about a week, but with the help of my fellow Big Brother Canada crew members, we ended up deciding to keep the sleeves. Good call peeps! Although, I definitely think the next time I use this pattern, I’ll drop the sleeves for a completely different look. Stay tuned for that… 😀
Alterations: Extended length by 5″
Details: Black bias tape to cover arm seam.
Shirt, leggings & sunnies: F21 | Sneakers: Keds
Photos by P. Maulkhan
The Boyfriend Jacket by Sweet Shard
Awesome! I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m glad I did. I love this photo shoot. Good job girl.
Hi Carmen! thanks so much! I really appreciate the kind words! Photo-shooting this stuff is fun…can literally find any random and cool looking spot and make it into something 😀
I love this. I tried to do something similar with the By hand London Victoria blazer but the labels meant it was as sharp a style as yours. When you extended the pattern did you make it slightly a-line to account for hips or did you literally just extend the existing lines? Thanks!
Hi Becca! Thanks for the love! I didnt change the shape to the pattern at all. I simply extended the existing lines. Super easy! I think the next time I try it I might add a shoulder pad to it to give it a more structured look. Good luck! Would love to see what you come up with. If you’re on IG, tag me! @sweetshardxo