Sunday, March 04, 2012

Hot Patterns Rivera Jacket

Another garment for my Wardrobe Basic Sewalong


and after Lynn's great post on jackets, I decided I needed a jacket more than I needed to sew a puffy vest (I have 2 in my closet).  Going on with the red theme after my red tie-waisted sweater, I pulled out some red ponte from my stash (originally purchased from Fabric Mart and a piece used on the bottom of Erin's jumper).  I thought with spring coming, a jacket with 3/4 sleeves would be needed for my wardrobe and Hot Patterns Rivera Jacket would be the perfect pattern.

I have made this jacket before, Here is the original post on the jacket.

One thing for sure, I really like this jacket more than the first one.  It is all in the fabric, the red ponte has some substance to it. This makes the jacket hang more like a jacket and not a sweater (make sense?)

I wore it with a stripe tshirt from Old Navy, necklace and watch from New York and Company.



Buttons were hard decision on color - I went with a very light gray, thought it would go with the most.


Do you know when an outfit really makes you feel good?  Well, this jacket and the striped tshirt was that for me. 


I think I will wear and wear this red jacket and it will be a great wardrobe basic.

24 comments:

  1. Lori your Riveria Jacket is so cute. I started it once a long time ago, but it was a total flop. Your rendition does inspire so I might pick this pattern up for another try.

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  2. The buttons look perfect. It looks sharp and crisp, while still being casual and comfy. I like it with the stripes very much.

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  3. Love this!! You are totally reading my mind. I was just thinking how much I'd like a red ponte knit jacket. I like the soft structure it has.

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  4. Lori, I love this jacket plus how you styled it. I have this pattern but I have never made it. I also have ponti...the brain is ticking. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Love this jacket. Good button choice too.

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  6. What a great jacket! Love it with the striped tee too! It's just great!

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  7. What a cute jacket Lori! I bet it will be a very versatile pice in your wardrobe.

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  8. That's a great jacket, Lori! Great job, too.

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  9. I really like this red jacket.

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  10. Very nice! I like this jacket in the ponte. I also have this pattern but have never made it.

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  11. Love the jacket, Lori! The original is nice as well.Now that I'm wearing red these days, I'm finding what a versatile color it is...... almost like a neutral :) You wear it well and I'm sure you're going to enjoy it!

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  12. What a chic outfit! I love that jacket. I made one, but the fabric was itchy and I couldn't wear it. You look like a fashion magazine photo!

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  13. Lori that jackets so cute. Love the outfit. Looks great.

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  14. Jackets give any outfit a lift, and our confidence. Great looking jacket!

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  15. What a great ensemble! I love the idea of a red jacket, and of making it out of ponte.

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  16. What a great spring jacket. Red will be so fun and the whole outfit is fabulous!

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  17. I love this..........the pattern, the fabric, the fit....amazing!

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  18. Hi lori. I like so much your Riveria Jacket. Its look very cool as well as have good fabric and colour. I like this all pix.

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  19. LOVE IT!!!!
    This had always been one of my favorite patterns...it looks great in the red ponte. I can see why this is a feel good outfit.

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  20. Your jacket is gorgeous , I love the red against the striped tee.

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  21. yes, I can see why this is a feel-good outfit. nice!

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  22. I love your jacket. It looks so nice on you. I think the gray buttons are a great choice too.

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  23. Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet is also a good choice.

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