Well, you've been asking for this one so nicely, we thought we'd
offer a brand new, updated and totally fabulous version of our
classic Wong-Sing-Jones Maharajah Jacket pattern...this is one
of our most popular styles from 'back in the day', but in order to
make this one available again, we've had to re-draft, grade,
illustrate and develop new instructions...basically, start from scratch!
But it's all worth it because it's totally gorgeous...
Loving this modern take on the classic Chinese padded jacket,
designed for soft, light-to-medium-weight fabrics like linen, twill,
cotton jacquard, brocade, crepe, silk(y) charmeuse, or satin.
Semi-fitted Jacket has optional (but recommended!) lining and/or
light padding, shaped princess panel seams with bust darts, vertical
welt pockets and an empire seam. Jacket finishes at the high hip and
features two-piece, 3/4 length slim sleeves, shaped neckband with
optional top-stitching plus a wrap front which closes with self
fabric rouleaux loops & buttons.
This gorgeous piece will dress up any simple pant, skirt or jean...
make it in a shirt-weight fabric for a cute and casual everyday look;
try it in a more luxe fabric for a little exotic glamour; or think about
making this one in a chic suiting fabric to match or tone with a slim
pencil skirt or tailored pants for a fabulously modern version of a suit.
For sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need 2 5/8 yards/2.44m fabric, plus the
same amount of fusible interfacing and/or batting if you plan to interface
and/or pad the entire jacket; add 2 yards/1.82m lining if you wish to
line your jacket.
For sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need 3 yards/2.75m fabric, plus the same
amount of fusible interfacing and/or batting if you plan to interface and/or
pad the entire jacket; add 2 1/4 yards/2.1m lining if you wish to line your jacket.
You’ll also need 5 X 1”/2.5cm diameter (covered) buttons, and if you aren’t
already interfacing the entire jacket, don’t forget 3/4 yard/68cm of fusible interfacing.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
I love this jacket, however, had some trouble confusing the pattern pieces with upper side (which is front ?) and the lower front and side (which is which ?) Ended up going through all pattern pieces and adding my own "notches" to simplify construction.