Ecclesiastical fabrics and designs have been sneaking their way into fashion this past year, especially since the Met Gala last May; and with a theme like Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, who is surprised? With so many holiday parties this month, I knew I needed to add some layers to my wardrobe. I can’t keep showing up in the same two party outfits, right? Luckily, Mood’s new brocades and jacquards saved my closet once again, and after finding this gorgeous medallion jacquard, I was able to bring a little Met Gala into my ensemble with The Begonia Jacket.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 22.
With no closures to worry about, this jacket goes together in a breeze; and with Mood’s new Bemberg linings, it feels as good as it looks! It can be difficult to find a lightweight lining that doesn’t fall apart at the seams, but these are stronger than they appear – no sacrificing fashion and comfort for durability!
For the pattern instructions, visit the original blog post here and let me know what fabric combinations you’re considering in the comments!