I had good intentions to follow the Sewaholic Minoru Sew-a-long... But this jacket is such a pleasurable and easy sew that I couldn't help myself. I just kept going.
I wanted a lightweight summer jacket as Melbourne weather is completely unpredictable and often jackets are needed in the middle of summer. I used a cotton and metal blend fabric from Tessuti Fabrics Melbourne. It is a pale pink/beige/mauve colour with a fine silver metal stripe. I can't really do this fabric justice with photos. It has a lovely crinkly texture. For the lining, I used a Japanese cotton Ivory Yuki Small also from Tessuti. I really wanted silver metal zippers but couldn't find any on a white or cream strap so I settled for gold with an off-white strap (from Clegs).
I really love this jacket! Tasia from Sewaholic has done a wonderful job with this pattern. I can't wait to sew another version for winter. Next up, I plan to sew a black wool version with Liberty lantana lining...