Still not my comfort zone but when I saw this jacket in the Burda magazine preview for the january issue 2012, I knew that I wanted to give it a go.
The pattern calls for a loosely woven heavy weight fabric and I knew just what to use: the boucle I got in Madrid, intended for the Isabel Marant jacket but as I didn't make it after planning it for 3 months, I knew I wasn't excited about it anymore and it wasn't going to happen.
The collar is so very dramatic, I sometimes have a hard time putting together an outfit. Also the wool fabric is cozy and warm but the size of the collar makes it difficult to wear it under a coat... But I make it work. Sometimes.
As suggested by the pattern instructions, I didn't line it but used leftover bits of bias tape to finish the seams Hong Kong style. Not the cleanest work but well enough.
My favorite part are the pockets, I guess. I love how they are almost disappear in the structure of the bouclé.
How would you style such statement piece?