Goal #1 from my 13 in 2013 list:
Design something new every week in January (for Spring), March (for Summer), June (for Fall), and September (for Winter).
Design #1 (week of Jan 1-5)
(Confession: I actually designed and sketched this a few months ago.)
Vintage-Inspired Asymmetrical Jacket/Coat
Every time I think about this design, I sigh with contentment :D I absolutely love it!
Remember the asymmetrical seams and short, stand-up collars of the 80s?
While sorting through my grandmother's huge pattern stash, I found one for a fitted dress with a one-sided lapel, similar to this. I like the idea of asymmetry in design, but with sophistication (I'm sorry, but NEVER would I use shoulder pads, and I don't like the boxy-looking dresses of the 80s).
In this jacket/coat, I combined the vintage asymmetrical seams and standing collar with a more femenine shape (princess seams and a fitted waist, instead of darts and boxy-ness) and large buttons for a more modern feel.
My plans are to make this in the shorter (hip) length as a spring/fall jacket, with fabric of fleece or twill. the longer (mid-thigh) length would be perfect in lined wool, denim, suede, or leather.