Behold my latest pattern purchase, Folkwear 130, up top.
It's called an "Australian Bush Outfit" but isn't that the same thing as a safari outfit? If you're from Down Under, maybe you know. It's a unisex pattern and includes long pants and/or shorts along with the jacket.
Here's an ad for a similar ensemble:
I made something highly suggestive of a safari jacket a few years ago, but it was actually a wearable muslin in a stretchy fabric I'd found for cheap. Michael still likes to wear it, however.
You may know that there was something of a safari jacket craze in the 1970's, with lots of men's and women's patterns to choose from. I think Yves Saint Laurent is responsible for this from what I recall. Eventually this classic look morphed into the double knit leisure suit.
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