New pattern: The jack trench coat
Jack is a relaxed-fit trench coat. It's like a fantastic mix of a robe, a kimono and a proper coat.
I wanted this trench to Sophisticated, Slouchy, and Classic All at the Same Time. This coat is a street-style friendly version of the classic trench, reinterpreting quintessential wardrobe pieces.
What fabric to choose for Jack?
A light-weight and fluid fabric such as a tencel gabardine twill.
The jacket is fully lined. Lining the jacket makes it more comfortable and firm, and gives it volume, as the air rushes between the lining and jacket, better enveloping the wearer. Choosing the right lining is important. It should be as fluid as the shell fabric and help your jacket to slip over your clothes. Choose a type of silk, or a mix of silk and polyester, and avoid cotton and other crinkly fabrics.
It is also important to choose your fusible interfacing wisely. I have the following advice for all my testers: Entoilage tissé thermocollant - Tissus jersey & Lainages The lapels are large, they need to be interfaced to get more structure otherwise the fabric will form "small waves".
This patternis rated as "Expert" due to the notched collar, which requires precision and a little courage! However, no need to panic because there are precise instructions and an image tutorial to help you while sewing! You can also download demo patterns on my journal to practive before sewing your "real Jacket" for the notched collar and the lining.
I don’t think I’ll make myself a second Jack. I simply wanted it in beige to keep its trench coat style and I plan to wear it to death!
I hope that you will like Jack! Get to your machines, your scissors and fabrics!
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