Sewing Level: Intermediate
Fabric: Wovens (I used a flannel)
I made size and View (if applicable): L
My mods: None (besides adding 1/4" extra seam allowance so I could flat-fell the seams).
Description: Cropped zipper front jacket with gathered bodice and convertible collar.
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Notes: This was a really fun sew! I was close on fabric so I couldn't match how I would have wanted to once it was all said and done. I ended up binding finishing the facing and interior waistband edge just because it's a nice contrast and look great.
I love the way this fits. I'm not usually making a lot of cropped anything but I needed some fun things to go with my new high-waisted pants I've made recently.
One thing I did that I think makes this fit really nice is utilizing flat-felled seams for the construction. Since it's a flannel, it had the danger of grabbing on to my clothes already, and the flat-felled seams make it lower profile on the inside. If you want those benefits but don't want to flat-fell, you could top stitch your seams down instead.