Pink Twill Jacket

Mood Fabrics' stretch cotton twill Marmalad Jacket

 

Yes, the grass is turning green and the daffodils are blooming and  the bushes are budding.  Spring is here and it is early!   I am so happy for the temperatures to warm up but first it is cool and wet spring days and that means a new jacket is needed.  I seem to associate spring with pastel colors especially with Easter less than two weeks away.  When I bought this Mood Fabrics’ Mellow Rose Cotton Stretch Twill, I knew  it was going to be a spring jacket, I just wasn’t sure of the pattern.  Sorry, this soft pink is sold out but there is a nice assortment of Cotton Stretch Twills on the Mood Fabrics’ website, I am sure you can find a favorite color and/or pattern.

 

 

I wanted a jacket with a different look, not a traditional blazer, so I went with Marmalade Jacket by Waffle Patterns.  The draw was the gathered front, interesting sleeve detail, hem band and collar. The only alteration is adding one inch to the sleeves and body of the jacket, making it a perfect length all around

Mood Fabrics' Cotton Stretch Twill fabric made into a spring jacket using Marmalade Jacket

 

I found this jacket amazing to construct, the attention to detail was evident throughout the pattern.  My stretch twill was easy to sew and always a dream to press.

 

Mood Fabrics' Cotton Stretch Twill fabric made into a spring jacket using Marmalade Jacket

 

 

I used Drtiz  pearl snaps for the sleeve and for the front.  The Marmalade jacket shows hidden snaps but I really wanted to show off these cute pearl snaps.  I love the look of the soft pearl on the pastel pink and it adds interest to the front of the jacket.

Mood Fabrics' Cotton Stretch Twill fabric made into a spring jacket using Marmalade Jacket close up of snaps on sleeve

 

For the lining, I used Rag and Bone striped Crepe de Chine, it is vanilla and cream and perfect for the jacket.  The construction is interesting for this jacket, you complete the outside of the jacket but do not add the hem band or collar.  Once the lining is completed, the sleeves are bagged, loved this method and the first time I have used it but won’t be my last.  After hemming the sleeves, the lining is basted to the neckline, the front and bottom.

 

Mood Fabrics's Rag and Bone Striped Crepe de Chine for lining in Marmalade Jacket

 

With the lining basted in place, the front band is folded in half topstitched in place, sew on hem band and the collar.  A quick and easy lined jacket with very minimal handstitching!

 

Mood Fabrics' Cotton Stretch Twill fabric made into a spring jacket using Marmalade Jacket

 

 

My new pink jacket will be well-loved addition to my spring wardrobe and made of the cotton twill it will be the perfect weight as the temperatures warm up.

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Comments


  • sallie
    March 14, 2016

    Lori, I absolutely love this! The color is so soft and perfect for this time of year, and that pattern is really special! Love the gathering at the front, and the pearl snaps! What a lovely spring wardrobe addition! I’ve never heard of Waffle patterns – must run off to check them out immediately!

    • Lori
      March 16, 2016

      Thanks, Sallie, I knew I wanted something of interest on the front band and the pearl snaps seemed like a perfect choice.

  • PsychicKathleen
    March 14, 2016

    I absolutely love your jacket! I promptly went to Waffle patterns to check out the pattern. Gorgeous match of material to pattern and what a beautiful job you did! I’m excited about making myself a jacket these days never having made one before 🙂

    • Lori
      March 16, 2016

      Thanks, Kathleen, you will enjoy making a jacket, they are fun and rewarding.

  • Mary Beth
    March 16, 2016

    I love this too…the Cat Whiskers ruching in the front is intriguing!

    • Lori
      March 16, 2016

      Thanks, Mary Beth, I love that term, Cat Whiskers, it is the perfect description!

  • Amy
    March 16, 2016

    I really like the pale pink with the pearl snaps. And, the construction order sounds like a great way to get tidy insides and out! I’ve never tried Waffle patterns, but I continue to hear good things!

    • Lori
      March 16, 2016

      Thanks, Amy, they are very well written and I love so many of her coat patterns.

  • Sarah Gunn
    March 17, 2016

    Beautiful jacket, Lori! Everything about it shouts Springtime and it looks fantastic on you. Thanks for introducing me to this pattern line too 😉

    • Lori
      March 23, 2016

      Thanks, Sarah, it is a great pattern and she has so many nice coat patterns

  • Fiona
    March 21, 2016

    Perfect spring jacket! It’s such an interesting design. The pearl snaps and lining are excellent choices

    • Lori
      March 23, 2016

      Thanks, Fiona, I am very happy with both of the options.