When the Jackie Plaid arrived in the Toronto Showroom, I knew right away that I needed to make myself a jacket for fall with it. In my world, jackets and coats are like shoes, I can never have enough! Throwback to my mood post “Lumber Jill” where the inspiration began.
The great thing about the Jackie Plaid is that it is reversible, with the face having been brushed giving it a soft, fuzzy look, and the backside remaining un-brushed giving it a more masculine feel. Since I wanted this jacket to come across as more classic and unisex I went with the backside.
To make this Jacket you will need:
- Shell fabric (coating)
- Lining (optional)
- Fusible Interfacing
- Commercial pattern of your choice. I used Built by Wendy’s Simplicity Pattern 4109, available here.
Here is what you need to do:
Choose the pattern of your choice. Use the guidelines on the pattern to determine how much fabric and lining you need. Lay out the pattern pieces and cut and sew as directed in the pattern instructions. Don’t forget to match your plaids when you lay out your pieces for a clean look!
For my jacket, I used the Jackie Plaid Style 34506 Color 01 as the self and a waterproof coating that I had left over from another project for the lining. Our Monsoon style 27983, made from 52% Nylon and 48% Cotton is TÉLIO’s best water resistant fabric, perfect for lining this coat.
This particular pattern didn’t require a lining, if you want one, like I did, all you need to do is add a seam allowance where the lining and jacket are sewn together. If you require more guidance, there are some great tutorials online for adding a lining: here, here, and here.
I am so happy with the results! How would you use the Jackie Plaid?