When I saw the pattern and the possibility to create such a dead on replica of the jacket, I was stoked. And I immediately started to collect my supplies.
For my jacket, I took inspiration from the three of these gorgeous Gucci jackets to create my own version.
My fabric is Tomato Red Sportswear Stretch Poly Rayon Spandex Twill from Joann. It's the same fabric that I used for my pink suit. The front bands and the pocket bands are Italian Black Suiting from Mood Fabrics.com. The gold metal buttons are also from Mood. The ribbon trim is Offray 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon and Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
I cut the size 14, grading out to 16 for the hip. And I added one inch of length. I made a one inch swayback adjust.
I wanted to capture the essence of the crest insignia on the original jacket, so I just added an embroidered monogram using my Baby Lock Aventura II.
I felt like the the trim should be followed up around the jacket's sleeve vents. I added the grosgrain ribbons with a mitered corner.
My lining is a silky print from Joann. The instructions on the pattern suggested lots of hand sewing. I bagged my lining and machine sewed it with very little hand sewing.
I did that by leaving an opening in the center back of the lining and after I was done, I just slipped stitched it closed. So much easier than hemming by by hand.
And I love cute little details, so I added a hanging loop.
I paired my jacket with McCall's 7098. They're currently out of print, but I made this pattern originally back in 2016, and I really didn't like the quality of the fabric. And earlier this year, I made them again in a beautiful black wool stretch suiting.