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Made By A Fabricista: Jalie Tania Coatigan


Sewing friends! I'm so happy to be bookending my Fabric Mart 2021 projects with another gorgeous jacket to close out the year. This time I chose to sew the Jalie Tania Coatigan since the stylish collar and dramatic diagonal seamlines spoke to me. I love the idea of colorblocking, but even in a solid, those bodice seamlines would look superb. 


This is my first Jalie sew ever! I have read so very many excellent reviews of their patterns and drafting, and this was a great chance to give them a try. Excellent illustrated instructions are included, and I am as dazzled as possible. The sizing is dead-on and I took a leap of faith and skipped a muslin on this project, so consider me doubly impressed. I sewed a size R and made zero changes to the pattern. In another bought of sewing bravado, I even cut out(!) the paper pattern instead of tracing (although I carefully kept the rest of the pattern folded and tidy in case of future changes). I know, breaking all kinds of rules over here. Anyhoo, I'd highly recommend giving Jalie a go if they're new to you, and I will certainly be sewing more of their patterns sooner than later. 

You know when you're just so tickled with delight about sewing a fabric? That was me when I was examining this twill in person. I love the dark espresso brown, so perfectly neutral for fall and winter, so dark and beautifully twill textured. But the real thrill was opening up the yardage to spy the opposite purple side. It's amazing!  The fabric is warm fuchsia-purple and a cool navy blended together and it acheives such a luxurious depth. This is a wool/polyester/rayon blend, so it will be warm enough for California and has decent drape and stability for being so weighty, really the best of all worlds with these fibers, and not a bit itchy. The double-sided fabric really lends itself to a coat like this with a natural inclination for colorblocking. It's on the heavier side of midweight and almost has a spongy quality to the heft; it kind of gives a little when you squeeze it. Fabric Mart has lots of gorgeous wool and suiting fabrics, any of which would be marvelous paired with this coat pattern. You could even use plaid and add it on the bias for the bottom angled portions of the coat for a big wow factor. 



I probably say this every post, but the thread matching option is such a time saver and magical help to jump into a project with no hesitation for collecting supplies. Both the brown and purple shades were perfect and I will never get tired of ordering matching thread. 

I simply cannot get enough of these Kylie and the Machine clothing labels! They absolutely lend such a professional detail to my handmade wardrobe and are little beautiful pieces of art. It was SO TOUGH deciding which of these labels to add to my coat. What do you think, did I choose the right one? 😂 This particular "For You" set is a limited edition collection in collaboration with artist Claire Ritchie, and they are just amazing for adding a bit of wow factor to any garment. I first considered placing one on the inner back facing, but no, this little number had to make its appearance on the front for all to see. I am in love. 

Thank you all for accompanying me on my sewing journey this year. I absolutely adore reading your comments as well as following along with other Fabricista's amazing sewing projects. See you in 2022! ❤️

Happy winter sewing!

Katie

KATIE  @kak513


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category: COATING.
You can also shop our collection of Jalie patterns HERE.
And our selection of Kylie and the Machine clothing labels HERE.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really so pleased with this one.

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  2. Your jacket is beautiful. Love how well both sides of your fabric work together. Thanks for the tips about the pattern company. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  3. I love your color blocking and the lines on this coat. The deep purple on top really compliments you and pops. Well done and beautifully sewn.

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  4. Great make. I appreciate the closeup pics of the back seam intersection and the fabric.

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  5. Beautiful jacket! Lovely idea for how to use the fabric...and I Love the fabric! I didn't see one, did I miss it... is there a link to the fabric?

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