Hi Everyone! ItsNichelleB, thanks for visiting my blog! Today’s D.I.Y is inspired by Black History Month! Even though “Black History Month” is every month to me, lol I still like to make something in the month of February since it is the “official” Black History Month. Last year I made an outfit out of a dashiki print, this year I wanted to do something a little different. I knew from the beginning I wanted to do a jacket, and I planned on making an outfit to go underneath the jacket, but I couldn’t find the perfect fabrics for my vision!
Even though I couldn’t make something to go underneath this can also be worn as a dress if you want to be sexy… or lazy. lol This is a cotton Ankara fabric and I used Vogue pattern 8930 to create this jacket. It is a oversized wrap jacket but I had to alter the pattern a little bit. I had 6 yards of fabric but to make the jacket without altering it would take almost 7 yards, so I just made the flaps on the front of the coat way smaller. That way it didn’t use as much fabric, I actually ended up having a little bit left over.
This pattern is great because it works with different materials and for all shapes and sizes. You can use a wool blend fabric as I did for my mom, if you want to make the jacket heavy, warm, and more of a coat. To see the coat I made for her using this same pattern click here.
When made out of cotton, this jacket has a lightweight feel and is perfect for transitioning or spring weather!
Happy Black History Month!