I get very excited as the weather turns cooler. That means that jacket season is right around the corner. Not only do I love wearing a variety of coats, I love making them too! The McCartney Jacket is no exception – it’s a fun to sew zip-up (almost bomber style) jacket with two sleeve variations, optional contrast shoulder details, and the easiest welt pocket you’ll ever make. Plus it’s a great companion jacket to the Imagine Jacket released a few months ago.
For my version I used a bright, animal print, bottom-weight material from Joann‘s and a matching lighter weight cotton for the lining. I opted to go with the contrast bands (in black) to break up the print and used a black ribbed knit for the sleeve cuffs and waistband. My original intent was to sew the gathered sleeve, but since my print is so busy, I figured that detail would get lost, so I went with the standard 3-piece design.
For those that have never sewn a jacket before or have shied away from trying a welt pocket, this is a great pattern to start with. The instructions are detailed and have lots of color photos to help you through the construction process. Plus, the welt pocket is the same method that I mentioned in my Imagine Jacket post and couldn’t be easier!
The fit on this jacket is perfect for fall – it’s styled for a woman’s curves, but not too tight or bulky. The finished length hits about mid-hip so you can easily move around without finding that it’s riding up on you. I can see a few more of these in my closet (especially because this one gets borrowed by my oldest daughter).
For more great looks from the new Pattern Anthology collection, be sure to check out the blogs below. Plus stay tuned the rest of this week and see what else I have created from this line up (and be sure to check out my Neptute Tee from yesterday’s post):
Sabra from sew a straight line
Rachel from House of Pinheiro
Melissa from Melly Sews
Stacy from Stacy Sews
Trinh from Sweet Cheeks Designs
Kate from see kate sew
Dixie from Dixie DIY
Abbey from Sew Charleston
- The Neptune Tee: A casual tee with optional triangle cutouts at the front and back neckline as well as the sleeves.
- The Marigold Dress: A button down dress with elastic waist, long or cap sleeve options and even a peplum option.
- Go To Knit Pants: 3 styles of knit pants including leggings, straight leg pants and relaxed fit pants options.
- McCartney Jacket: A zip up jacket with fun options and lots of style.