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Made By A Fabricista: The Year of the Jacket

I have seen more jackets & shackets last & this Fall more than ever. I love to layer things in the fall & a jacket is perfect for that! A jacket is not only made to be warm, but also can worn, or made to be very stylish. 

For my most recent make, I decided to make a Ilford Jacket by Friday Pattern Company.  I really like this sewing pattern company, because their instructions are completely thorough and they also offer sew alongs online, which is perfect for people that might get stuck on a particular part. I knew going in that the material I chose wasn’t a heavy weight or even medium weight fabric & it turn would turn out more-so as a button up shirt. I loved this! When I got done with it, for some reason it gave me the vibe of a painter, or someone showing their space, so today I decided to not only share my make, but my sewing room as well, but back to the good stuff. Even though the fabric wasn’t heavy enough for a “jacket” per se, it was perfect for a fall shirt. 


This pattern was really great for its versatility, because you could pair it with so many great fabrics that Fabric Mart has to offer such as: a beautiful twill, a snuggly flannel, or me for example an easy breezy cotton. Which brings me to my next point, the pattern in the actual fabric has mustards & pinks in it & while I love it for fall I also love it for summer & spring. A lot of times, we choose colors & prints based on the seasons, but I don’t always find that true with me, while you may not catch me wearing flannel year round you will always catch me wearing floral year round. 


In the pattern, it offered many ways to customize it & make it your own. I knew for sure that I wanted to make it longer & oversized & I wanted pockets that I could actually utilize & put my hands in.  The pattern had so many different varieties of pockets & options, but that was the option I chose. I also loved how it was unisex. 

By the way, my favorite part of my sewing room is my floral wall. It was a hassle to put up, but I genuinely love it so much. I also, really love that TV, the scary movies keep me going while I sew. Odd combination right? Until next time. 

MACY  @macycamile


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, VOILE & COTTON.
You can also shop our selection of Friday Pattern Company patterns HERE.

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