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Made by a Fabricista: A Spring Wool Jacket

Hello Everyone, I am so excited to share my first make as a Fabric Mart Fabricista. As the weather starts to get warmer and the need for a heavy winter jacket ceases, I thought it would be nice to make a jacket for those cool spring days.

The Fabric.

I selected a mint green wool/nylon blend wool coating fabric. This fabric is a mid/heavy weight and could get thick once you add in interfacing and lining. I got 2.5 yards and it was perfect to make this short sleeve jacket. I pre-shrunk the wool using the wet towel and dryer method. The fabric presses well, but I didn’t apply steam directly onto it. I used a silk organza pressing cloth to avoid heat scorching.

The Pattern.

I selected Vogue 1758 from their winter/holiday collection. It’s loose-fitting lined jacket/vest with belt, different sleeves and length options. It also includes style details like patch pocket, cuffed sleeves and side slits. I made view A in a size 12 and the fit was great without any modifications. The only change I made was to cut a 4”x1.5” piece of the fabric to create a belt carrier and skipped the buttons/buttons hole to make the jacket into a wrap style.


The Sewing Process.

I used a cotton/poly blend fabric from my local fabric store for the lining. This is fully lined jacket so it did require a good amount of hand sewing (slip stitching) and bagging. The sleeves and the entire hemline is hand-stitched, I don’t mind doing it cos it gives it a clean and professional finish. The pattern instructions was pretty easy to follow but with every jacket pattern there are details like bagging and making a lapel collar. An advanced beginner or intermediate should be able to easily make the jacket following the instructions. Another thing to note is that once you add the interfacing and lining, it could get bulky. Just make sure the right needle (100/16 universal needle) and machine setting is used. Overall, it was a quick and easy make for me.

The Styling.

The jacket is a versatile piece that can be paired with various looks. I showed 2 ways of styling it. The 1st look is a casual take, paired the jacket on top of black jeans, sweater and sneakers look. The 2nd look is more dressy paired on top of  a brown neutral monochromatic sweater and pumps look.


I look forward to wearing my new spring jacket all season long, have a good weekend and see you on my next post!

RALIAT  @raliat.oyinlola


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Comments

  1. Beautiful make. Does anyone else want pistachio icecream? I love the look over the shirtdress.

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  2. I love your make! Great job and I would wear this all the time, so cute!

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  3. Love your new spring coat. It is a beautiful make that you are sure to enjoy all season. Really like how well it looks with both styles of dress which makes it a great item in your closet.

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  4. Yes. Yes. Yes! I love it! That green is absolutely stunning.

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