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It's always great to have a denim-jacket alternative,
so make yourself this, perfect in denim (of course!),
but also great in medium-weight jacket fabrics like
crepe, canvas, velvet, corduroy, linen, sateen, brocade,
tweed or boucle. You can also use a firm sweater knit,
French terry, ponte, fleece, or boiled wool.
Unlined & unstructured semi-fitted, hip length jacket
has front and back princess seams, patch pockets, and
3/4 length sleeves with slits at the hems. Jacket has a
stand collar, center back seam and angled shoulder yokes.
Optional topstitching adds a cool-casual vibe; hems are finished with facings.
This great jacket works well with pants and skirts, and it's
a year-round style with just a change of fabric...wear it to
toughen up a pretty dress or blouse, to soften a tailored pant,
or to dress up your jeans; add coverage to a sleeveless
daytime or evening outfit too.
Sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 will need around 2 ½ yards or 230 cm fabric;
Sizes 18-20-22-24-26 will need around 3 yards or 270 cm fabric.
All sizes need around ½ yard or 45 cm interfacing...if you want
to use buttons. you'll need 5 x 1" or 2.5cm diameter buttons.
Use 5 x 1" or 2.5cm diameter snaps if you're not a button fan.
Small (½"or 1.25cm deep) shoulder pads are optional.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
Great styling, slimming. Used a quick-dry nylon woven (taslan) to make a jacket that could transition from sailing to town wear. This pattern had all the pattern pieces correct, a problem with some previous patterns I’ve made in this brand, so that was a relief. I extended the facing to the front princess seam to keep it from flapping out and used porthole mesh to extend it. Used a lightweight stretch poly for the seam edging for a pop of color and a finished look, although this added considerably to the sewing time due to the large number of seams. Added a flap and a button to the pockets to keep contents secure. Lined the pocket with porthole mesh as this was easier than hemming it all the way around. Jacket fit great with no need for modification and sizing was accurate. Wore it to our autumn regatta where it got thoroughly drenched yet kept me warm and dried quickly once ashore. Was able to wear it to the restaurant afterward.