This is my third version of the San Diego Jacket and it was a real challenge for me.
Why, you say?
Because that beautiful green and black WOOL is the itchiest piece of wool I’ve ever touched, there was no pattern for the lining, and the lining fabric slithered and slid and I think I even heard it hiss a few times.
This one is my “fitting muslin”.
I have another piece of beautiful coat fabric and lining that I bought at my local sewing center, but I wanted to test out my lining theory on something less expensive first. Both of these fabrics were in my stash, they were not expensive, and NOW I KNOW WHY!
All that’s left to do is buttonholes, sew on buttons and a bit of handwork. I’m pleased with the finished results and am looking forward to wearing it.
The sewing pattern for the San Diego Jacket by the Sewing Workshop is available at Distinctive Sewing Supplies, my favorite on-line retailer of fine fabrics and patterns.
My first San Diego Jacket was in a soft denim, and I wear it often. Read about it here.
My second San Diego Jacket was made of a soft draping stretch woven jacquard. Read about how I added side pockets to it by clicking here.
Have you sewn the San Diego Jacket? Would you like me to write a tutorial on drafting the lining pattern?
This jacket is an attention-getter!
The style is uncomplicated and easy to fit. I love the way the collar frames my face. Denim is always popular, and wait until you see the embroidery on the back.
I bought the pattern at Distinctive Sewing Supplies with my own hard-earned money and I’m sew glad I did. I’m going to make another one, in a printed canvas. Here’s a link in case you want to buy one for yourself.
The embroidery design was purchased on-line at Anitagoodesign, here’s a link.
The San Diego Jacket pattern didn’t include pockets. I really, really need pockets, so I designed my own. I added the same unique button-loop as on the front of the jacket, then ordered buttons to cover. I embroidered flowers from the embroidery design and have unique buttons on my jacket.
I’ve been stopped by total strangers who wanted to know where I got my “awesome jacket”. It’s a great way of introducing people to the concept of sewing your own clothes. This jacket was really easy, and yet looks sew complicated.