I've reached the third trimester and if I'm not sewing something in a knit, then there really is no way it is going to fit until post-baby. Thank goodness for my dress form as it makes sewing life that much easier.
However, as much as I wanted to model this for you, (because we all know garments look better on a real person,) it just looked too ridiculous with a huge belly.
BurdaStyle Cropped/Short Jacket. 02/2012 #101
Tweed: sourced from an op shop, for $2.
Lining: sourced from an op shop, $3
Omitted shoulder pads and decorative top stitching.
Added cuffs to create full length sleeves.
Hubby who assisted me in the tremendous job of line matching, pinning, and second opinion-ing. And all while recovering from shoulder surgery. Gold.
I really wanted to get this jacket "just right" so did spend a lot of time unpicking to have the lines match up on the sleeves, front and back. It has taken me almost two weeks to complete and I was getting very close to being "over it". I am glad this project is done and I can work on something else.
I may avoid anything cropped in the future as with my long arms, I feel it is a bit out of proportion. (Ooo ooo monkey anyone?)
Hooray! My 2013 Sewlution to sew myself a jacket can now be crossed off!