When a cardigan just won't cut it, choose this
versatile jacket, perfect for medium weight fabrics
like linen, crepe, sateen, chambray, twill, or a
lightweight tweed; this also works in stable knits,
like a light weight ponte, or a firm sweater knit.
Semi-fitted, collared, edge-to-edge soft jacket
has a softly rounded collar, plus an optional lining
and patch pockets. Jacket features panel seams
with Dior darts, 3/4 length 2-piece sleeves with slit
cuffs, a half back belt and a curved front hemline.
Decorative topstitching and shoulder pads are optional but fab!
This jacket is the perfect piece to add a crisp finish
to all your outfits; itâs perfect for throwing on top of a
sleeveless top or dress for extra coverage and warmth,
and it looks just as gorgeous with your favorite jeans-and-T
combo as it does with your 9-to-5 workday wardrobe.
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 will need around
2½ yards or 230cm fabric; if you want to line your jacket,
you'll also need around 1½ yards or 138cm of lining.
If you are *not* lining your jacket, you'll still need to line
the patch pockets, add a scrap of lining about 12" x 6"
or 30cm x 15cm. You'll need at least ½ yard/45cm
interfacing; if you are lining your jacket and want to
interface the fronts & backs, you'll need 13/4 yards or
160cm interfacing. Small shoulder pads (about 3/8"
or 1cm deep) are optional.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
I loved the design of this jacket so I bought this pattern to use with the miracle pants pattern. I used the same knit as I did for the pants. If I make this again, I will probably go back to more traditional methods of lining a jacket. I will also add more notches and marks to line up pieces so I don't get too confused & mismatch pieces. Over all I like the the fit and it goes well with the pants. I might try it next with out the lining.
I have almost finished my "muslin". Which is really a piece of linen I got on sale. I like this pattern. It isn't an easy quick to make item, it has some nifty little details which make you feel like you have done some serious sewing. However compared to making welt pockets and doing pad stitching you get off light with no sacrifice of style.
This pattern is easier to work with, has good instructions, and fit like a charm.
Love, love this pattern. It suits any age and all sizes.