Thursday, August 25, 2011

I like big butt(on)s and I cannot lie...

This is my take on the Oliver+S Sunday Brunch Jacket.  I made it with some linen I bought while we were in Japan and I bound the seams with some pink and white stripy cotton I had in my stash.  The jacket is supposed to have four little buttons (a bit like a band jacket) but the proportions looked a bit off next to the small polkadots so I switched them for one big button.  To be honest I couldn't really be bothered sewing four button holes and I doubt Minty would ever sit still long enough for me to do them all up anyway!  

Apologies for the slightly crummy photos - my pneumonia patient wasn't interested in moving to a better lighting situation so we had to make do!



  1. It's perfect! Awesome fabric and it looks better with one big BUTT anyway.
    Man, I am so lazy, gotta get my girl's coat done ... been a few months... at least I know it's too big for her so it's not like she needs it desperately. ho hum.

  2. Goodness that is one gorgeous jacket..and model :)
    I think I agree about the button and one is so much easier.


  3. Jacket looks amazing! Very cute fabric and very cute Minty - well done!

  4. Lovely!
    ...when I have kids, I'll hire you to make their designer clothes. :-)

  5. so lovley! This pattern is on my "fall" list.

  6. just catching up on your blog:

    • happy belated birthday!

    • i'm so glad minty is feeling better.

    • that jacket is pretty much the best thing ever.

  7. it is just delightful! I was looking at some Oliver + S patterns this morning! Hope you pneumonia patient is doing better - I have two influenza b patients on my couches! Rach xx

  8. I love the jacket - and the bound seams! Clever daughter!

  9. wow - what a beautiful jacket - great work - thanks so much for voting for my dress - you should definitely enter this or next year!! Go for have the skills...I don't think I have a shot at the main prize but I am hoping for something in the people's choice!

  10. It's really really lovely! Just like a boutique design. The stripy bias is so fun.

  11. Gorgeous! Can I take her out to Sunday Brunch in it?