When I’m shopping for sewing patterns, I look at the pattern as a base. Nine times out of ten I never like the pattern but view it in terms of potential, and before I can see the potential I have to have a design inspiration in mind. That brings me to this pattern…… Mcalls M5937
and these inspirations from Helmut Lang
and Michael Kors
. I used a wool/cashmere blend and lined with a poly blend, finished it off with Minelli Italian leather to the sleeves.
Shorten the pattern by 5 inches
Added a drawstring to the waist
Added gathers to the back of the neck to allow the collar to remain in the up position.
Shortened the sleeves and added cashmere
Added a button closure to create an additional look
|Pants: 7 For All mankind
Sweater- Vintage Givenchy
Shades: Ray Ban