New pattern: The jasper jacket
Jasper is the easy-to-wear garment for the mid-season. It will quickly become your favourite cosy jacket. Above is Jasper’s mood board. It is a piece of clothing in which we feel comfy just like a shawl that would wraps itself around you.
I firstly drew inspiration from the shawl and then from the kimono. I spent time observing the ways that you can wrap yourself in a stole. I love the way a shawl can fold around your shoulders. I collected a lot of images of shawls worn like jackets, wrapped around the bust and cinched at the waist by a belt and then tried to turn that into a real jacket, warm and easy to wear.
Who doesn’t want to stay wrapped in their blanket when leaving the house?
I picture Jasper in diverse ways: sewn in a fine wool flannel with a tartan pattern or in silk velvet for an androgynous style. Sewn in a silk kimono crêpe for a little spring jacket.
The pattern was rated as “advanced intermediate”, but the testers choose to rate it as “intermediate” instead. It is fairly simple to sew, the shawl collar is simplified and the sleeves are droped so you don't have to ease the cap. The only challenge is to sew the lining but there is a tutorial on the journal to help you during this part. The Jasper sewing pattern is perfect for a first jacket, you'll learn how to attach a lining with no stress.
Lining a jacket makes it more comfortable and firm alors, it gives some 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 shell fabric and help your jacket to slip over your clothes. Choose silk or silky fabric and avoid cotton and other crinkly fabrics.
I already want to make another Jasper jacket but for spring this time… I’m thinking of a silky crêpe with a beautiful flower print on it.
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