*this is the print-at-home version in letter sized paper; for the A4 print at home version click here;for the classic paper pattern version click here*
Finish any simple outfit with these chic pieces, designed for heavier, stable knits with a little stretch like ponte, sweatshirting, even fleece. For a statement look try using a non-stretch firm fabric like denim, brocade, beaded or embroidered fabrics, even real or faux suede, faux fur or (p)leather for the center fronts.
Semi-fitted styles have panel seams plus ‘Dior’ darts. Edge-to-edge front has optional hook & eye closure and a slim shawl collar. Try the sleevesless vest, or choose between a long or elbow length sleeve, then select your perfect length, either mid thigh or cropped at the hip. Tie belt, pockets, or faux pocket flaps and contrast collar are optional.
You’ll rock these versatile pieces from Fall through Spring: wear any of them to instantly elevate a simple blouse & skirt outfit, a low-key shift-dress, or a T-shirt & jeans combo.
For the longer version with 3/4 sleeves in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 2 yards/183cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 ½ yards/230cm fabric.
For the shorter version with long sleeves in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/160cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/206cm of fabric.
For the either vest including the belt in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/160 cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/206cm of fabric.
Add 1 1/4 yard/114cm contrast for all sizes; all sizes & versions need about ½ yard or 45cm interfacing; shoulder pads and hook & eye are optional.
The lines and drape of this deceptively simple jacket create an elegant, versatile piece for your wardrobe. This is a jacket you can construct in an evening or two, without a lot of tailoring skills, and still get a great result. I found the pattern well-drafted, easy to sew, the shawl collar lies perfectly. I used a stable knit as a wearable muslin. My measurements are HP size 10 but I cut a size 8 and it was still roomy--so I took a 1/2" tuck down each side panel--looks like a side seam and is quite flattering. I like slim sleeves so I cut a size 6 and they fit perfectly into this smaller armscye. I particularly like how the shoulders, neckline, and two-piece sleeves fit. I used the deep hem facing Trudy is so fond of, and found it adds just enough weight to give this otherwise simple, unlined jacket an elegant drape and avoids the handmade look of a regular hem on an unlined garment. The patch pockets added flair as well. I plan on making this in several more fabrics including a pointe knit and also a mixed fiber tweed, in the longer length. If you have never constructed a shawl collar, or rounded edge patch pockets, you may wish to consult some extra sources for instructions and tips as the HP instructions are adequate but a bit minimal for a beginner.
I think I'm going to love this jacket
Posted by Andrea Wise on 10th Sep 2015
I need to be honest -- I've not made this jacket yet, but I will! However, I want to give a shout out to HotPatterns and their customer service. I accidentially ordered this as a PDF download, when I meant to order the paper pattern. When I asked for it to be mailed, Jeremy sent it to me without charging postage -- even though the mistake was mine in ordering! This is terrific customer service and much appreciated -- something that you folks are well known for. Just call me a very satisfied HP customer!