I’m super happy to share my first Decades Everyday Three’s A Charm jacket! I’ve had it on my list for a while to sew a few blazers and this was a good introduction to sewing such a jacket. It also gave me the opportunity to use this gorgeous navy/gold/green Anna Sui wool suiting that’s been in my stash for a few years now.
I adore this jacket with it’s cleverly positioned darts that define the waist, accentuate curves and look perfect with a full skirt. The pattern is unlined with no frills, so it’s a quick and easy project to put together.
Of course, I had to line mine, which made this project a little longer to finish. I used red silk charmeuse for the lining, which makes this jacket feel super luxurious to wear. I made the lining slightly larger than the jacket, sewing it together as I sewed my jacket and following the same process. It’sewn to the jacket itself around the collar/neckline/front hem and held further into place with the top-stitching.
I spent a lot of time making sure that the plaid matched on all of the pieces and the darts. I even matched up the plaid on my covered button. I also used one my embroidered labels (made by my MIL) and sewed it to the facing.
I graded this pattern up to about a size 48″ bust (the pattern goes to 46″). This jacket is meant to be fitted and to be worn with sleeveless and short sleeves tops/dresses, so it doesn’t have an incredible amount of ease. When I tried it on with a dress, I could really see it’s potential.
The sleeves on this jacket are a little small for me, so I widened the sleeve. Next time I will adjust the armscye. I may make a few more small alterations when I sew this up again, but I’m very happy with this version. It gives a little more of an upscale look to an outfit and is a bit more chic than a cardigan.
I likely wouldn’t wear this jacket buttoned. I do like having the button in case I do want to fasten it. Of course, I also love adding buttons to my garments even if they’re just adornment.
I look forward to making another Three’s A Charm jacket. It’s most definitely a wardrobe staple and a good spring/fall (and California winter) topper.
Note: I received this pattern as a gift.
- Jacket: Decades Everyday Three’s A Charm Jacket in Anna Sui wool plaid suiting, made by me
- Dress: Butterick 5982 in navy cotton sateen, made by me
- Belt: Macy’s
- Shoes: Aerosoles
- Earrings: Bauble Bar