This pattern has been sitting in my pattern stash for about a year and I am so excited to finally have sewn it up! This is the Lupin Jacket from Deer & Doe and it is my first time working with a D&D pattern! I fell in love with the sporty design of this jacket when I first saw it and I decided to make it in a tencel twill to showcase the drape of the front lapels. I really like how it turned out and it has been getting a lot of wear this fall season!
Since I chose to make my Lupin with an army green tencel twill, It already had a slight military vibe to it. I ran with that when choosing the buttons for the lapels and I absolutely love them. They have tiny lions of them that remind me of the Gryffindor lion! It doesn’t get better than that in my book…pun intended.
The trickiest part of the Lupin is the welt pockets, but the instructions are good and I’m glad I didn’t skip over them. I like the way my hands can rest in the pockets, but I will say that they are too small and open for my phone or keys to be secure.
The lupin cuffs bunch up a bit at the sleeves, creating a nice, casual look. It’s just one of the many details I appreciate about this design! For my lining, I’m using a grey Bemburg that sort of matches the outside. I like the subtle contrast and the jacket slips on and off very easily.
I hope you consider the Lupin Jacket from Deer & Doe for a nice casual outer layer! I want to make another in a light wool or maybe even leather!
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