The perfect multi-season piece, this cool jacket will work in a multitude of fabrics, from double knits to brocade, denim to lace, linen to suede, leather or even fleece...in fact, it will work in almost any blouse or jacket-weight fabric you choose!
Semi-fitted jacket features front & back darts, a center back seam, patch pockets and a faced neckline. Kimono-style cap length sleeves and side slits at the hem allow for ease of movement. Jacket closes at the waist with a self-fabric tie belt.
Wear this wardrobe staple in a cosy fleece over a slim-fit sweater for a snuggly winter look; make your jacket in a firm denim or brocade and wear over a long-sleeved blouse for a chic spring outfit; team this one in linen with a cami for high summer; or try it in a double knit over a long- sleeved T for a fabulous fall ensemble.
Patterns you make and make again are slightly rare when you have a lot of them, but even better test of success is how much time they spend in the closet. This? Never. I made my first in a wool jersey, omitted binding and have hung it up once in a month. I put it on every day as a cozy after work jacket, and have worn it at least three times to the office besides. Next up, a fussy Chinese brocade.... But with a pattern this nice and easy, I am ready for the challenge.
Great versatile jacket pattern!
Posted by Michelle on 10th Feb 2014
I finally made up this jacket, using a wool knit with body, and I love it! This is truly a workhorse style pattern in that you'll be able to make it up a number of times in different fabrics and achieve a different look each time. The fit is roomy, but not oversized (go by the measurement chart or go down a size, depending on how much ease you want). Since I made mine up in a knit, I just serged the seams and didn't do the binding, but if I made it again in a woven, I'd definitely give the binding a shot.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2014
I have made this once and plan to make it many times in different fabrics. The binding on the seams is a lovely touch.
A great little understated jacket
Posted by Margaret Folsom on 20th Dec 2013
I have had this pattern since it first came out, but just got around to making my first one. There will almost certainly be others. i used an embroidered denim weight fabric which I had been wondering what to do with. I bound the seams with self fabric, and cutting and pressing the binding took about as much time as making the rest of the jacket. I was a bit afraid the binding would be too heavy, but i love the way it worked out. The jacket seems to be generously sized which means that I can wear it over a sweater, which is good. I wear a lot of knit tops to work, and adding this jacket will make them look a lot more professional .