Revisiting a Classic

S2223 C front 2

Hey! Today, I am sharing a jacket that is inspired by a previous make of mine. Way back in 2011 I made another version of this same Simplicity 2223 (now OOP) pattern. It was made in a similar shade of green twill. It was and still is one of my most favorite pieces. It got a lot of wears and now 8 years later, it is faded and too small.  I missed wearing it, so I figured it was high time to recreate it.

S2223 C back

The fabric I used is the same from the McCall’s skirt I just recently shared. It is the solid forest green midweight cotton twill. The fabric has enough structure to make it work well for jackets, skirts, and pants. I am so pleased that I was able to get this jacket and the midi length skirt out of 3 yards total! I love being able to use basics like this to create more than one piece.  I think at least 50% of the basics in my closet are in similar shades of green to this one. I may have a problem but I don’t see any reason to make any changes at this point.

S2223 C angle

I absolutely love this pattern for its military and utilitarian influences. The details are everything here. I am a sucker for tabs and this jacket has them! The sleeve tabs are functional but the ones on the neckline are not. I picked a brushed old gold metal button from my stash to keep in line with the military influence.


The real winner for detail is the pockets! Oh boy, I am so in love with these inverted box pleat pockets…then there is the flap with a slight point. Yes! They may have been a pain to sew that curve, but they are well worth it. I have functional pockets that I can actually drop my phone into so it automatically makes them a win in my book.

S2223 C front

I think I am spring ready now with this jacket. Now I get to have fun styling it with what is currently in my wardrobe. I have some fun colorful shorts that I think it will work great with for summer. I also think it might work well with a drapey floral rayon challis summer dress. I guess maybe I should add that to my summer sewing list.

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5 thoughts on “Revisiting a Classic”

  1. So much goodness going on here!! First, I love your jacket! I can see why it’s a favorite! Perfect color and such great details, those pocket flaps are especially 👌 Second, is that your front door?! I love that bold color! Third, those pots are awesome too and they go so well with the orange!

    1. Thanks! 🤩 I still need to pick put flowers for the pots and add some outdoor wall decor and my front porch will be done.

  2. Love Love Love this jacket and the color….. I have a lot of this color as well but with multiple tops and bottoms, I am finding that not all the shades look good together!!!

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