Silk-Cotton Statement Jacket

We all know how important it is to have all the basic wardrobe staples right? A crisp white shirt, perfect fitting jeans, and a pair of nude pumps to name a few. So how do you keep these items rotating seamlessly season to season? By mixing in a great statement piece of course!

I love a good abstract, geo, or in this case ikat print. So as soon as I saw this fabric, I knew it was perfect for what I wanted to create!

Here’s what I used-

Fabric: Oscar de la Renta Pink/Wine Ikat Silk-Cotton Satin

Lining: Chocolate Brown Heavy Twill Lining

Simplicity Pattern: #8093

The only change I made in the pattern was to shorten the sleeve to 3/4 length.  This silk-cotton is so nice to work with. It has the perfect amount of stiffness to achieve a structured look,  yet it’s so soft and comfortable to wear.

Not only did I use the heavy twill to fully line the jacket, I also used it as contrast fabric on the sides.

Oh and by the way, I know I’m not the only one who hordes scraps of fabric. So why not create a little self rosette applique like I did. You can either sew it right on to the jacket or make a pin!

I was so pleased with the outcome! I LOVE my new jacket, and I have so many items in my closet that would look great with it! Mission accomplished!

Enjoy!