*This is the classic paper pattern version;
if you want the print-at-home version on
A4 size paper, click here; if you need the
print-at-home version on letter size paper
Depending on your fabric choices, this is a
parka, a bomber jacket, a cardigan, a soft
coat or a hoodie. Choose fabrics like twill,
denim or linen, crepe, velvet, or boucle,
try heavier knits like ponte, fleece, dense
sweater knits, French terry, or sweatshirting.
Relaxed-fit edge-to-edge jacket has darts
at the neckline and optional interlining. Mix
up the details...zip it closed or wear it open;
choose a hood, a knit neckband or a ‘V’;
try welt, patch, or kangaroo pockets; cut it
hip length, at the knee, or mid-thigh. Finish the
long or 3/4 length sleeves with a facing or
an elasticated cuff. Add the optional
drawstring waist, or an elasticated hem.
This has you covered for travel, lounging,
and changeable weather. Work that off-duty
supermodel style with a T-shirt-and-jeans
combo; channel an Athleisure vibe
with matching sweatpants; or wear over a
matching T or dress for a chic modern look.
This pattern, like all Hot Patterns is easy to construct, the instructions are easy to follow and, while it is aimed at an advanced beginner, I believe most beginner sewers could make this jacket easily.
The style is versatile, so you can make a very casual or quite formal jacket or cardigan. I have made it in the parka style, in a lightweight chambray, for use in the summer evenings here in Australia. Although admittedly, with the hottest summer in years I have not had an opportunity to wear it yet.
I am planning to make it in a heavier weight fabric for Winter and can see this becoming one of my go-to patterns.
Very versatile pattern that could be made from numerous fabrics. It's printed on heavy paper and clearly marked. It's very true to size. I made the anorak style from dark navy cotton velvet and lined it with flannel backed satin. It's very warm and cozy.
Hot Patterns are fine, except for the fact that they print their instructions directly on the pattern paper. I like to read the instructions before I do anything else, so I must first dig through all the sheets of pattern in order to find the instructions, cut them off of the patterns, and then I can put them in some kind of order and read them. Very inconvenient, but maybe less expensive for Hot Patterns.