It takes a while to sift through many 1960s patterns to find the most ‘Jackie’ one, perhaps because she is such an icon of the period that any classy suit is going to make you think ‘Jackie K’. I’ve picked this:
My reason for choosing it is the blouse rather than the suit. The blouse was the reason I bought the pattern because I like the wide face-framing collar – the way it fits under the suit is a bonus. Like Natalie Portman’s red suit, it is a pull-over design, and the collar section fits into the main part of the blouse like a bib. Here are the pattern pieces set out on the instructions:
This shows that the two centre front pieces overlap where they join the main part of the blouse at the front. Here’s a detail from the instruction explaining that:
I think it looks cool, and it would be a very good make for any home sewer who dislikes fiddling with zips and buttons. That does mean it has to pull over the head, though.
I haven’t made one up but I think it might look cool with the collar/yoke in white and the rest of the blouse in a striped shirting for work – then again, it is difficult to fault a decision to make up the whole thing in white (or off-white, cream..).