School Days Jacket: Oliver + S
The pictures are finally here! The School Days Jacket I have been waiting all summer long to sew (from Oliver + S) is now complete. While it is already November, it is still too warm to wear this lovely jacket in Texas. Not to worry though! We will patiently await the chilly January and February days to come.
I decided to go ahead and start the jacket during the Oliver + S School Days Jacket Sew Along that started November 3. It was a perfect sew along that outlined the complete process. While 16 pieces seems daunting, I was able to finish the coat in 4 days! Getting the perfect picture almost took as much time! I decided to go with the size 8, even though I was warned that it was large, and I am glad I did! It is such a beautiful jacket, that the overall size ensures that she will be able to wear it for another year at least.
For the School Days Jacket, I used a semi-thick wool in a beautiful aqua shade from a local fabric shop in Dallas. The lining is Summer Grove in Day from Leah Duncan‘s Meadow Collection. The dress Cadence is wearing is the Garden Party Dress from Oliver + S (see more here) and the bow is Ava from Violette Fields Threads.
The buttons were extra special to me. Not because they were heirlooms or anything like that, but because I am not too big on the idea of toggles. So, a last minute attempt at locating an interesting button at Joann’s (where I almost never find what I need), I saw these! They are 30mm /1 3/16 inch coconut Belle Buttons by Dritz that resemble these. They are not located on the Joann’s website, however, I wanted to share as I couldn’t be more happy about my find!
Just a few more pictures to showcase this beautiful coat and all the love that was put into it:
A beautiful jacket!!! Love the lining you have chosen. I can totally relate to how long it takes to get a good photograph.
Thank you! The lining was a beautiful find. Now I just need to find where I will put the scraps!
I am in love with that lining! Thank you for putting the name and designer and thanks for linking up at the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday party.
Thank you! I have enjoyed all the links on the party so far! I can’t wait to see the next one!
I love it! Beautiful fabric! I also want to sew this coat, but have not yet find the perfect wool. I live in Houston, but I may have to go to Dallas to get some fabric! :-)
Thank you! I went to Golden D’or Fabric Outlet and stumbled upon this beautiful wool! It can be a bit overwhelming and some of the fabric has been sitting there for years (and I mean years!), but every so often you can find a gem!
What a lovely coat. All your choices, from coating to lining to buttons are just perfect!
Thank you so much! We are very pleased as well and appreciate all your kind words!