Vogue patterns 9341 - Spring and Autumn
This is a lovely sewing pattern as it is but when I saw it I could think of many different ways I could personalise it just for me and to make it work for different seasons
For the first version I used a dark grey wool British Coating and trimmed the front of the jacket with a pale pink Tweed. I made a matching Tote bag too
In the second version I used this rather gorgeous reversible Melton wool fabric, and for the front section I simply used the opposite side of the fabric. The bag was made last year and it suits the coat fabric beautifully
This jacket is incredibly easy to sew and if you use a boiled wool for example you could consider not finishing the seams.
You could make the jacket reversible by a number of methods incorporating flat fell seams, or binding the seams with Bias binding. These are called Hong-Kong seams. It is easy to make your own Bias binding
Or you can purchase it ready made
The jacket works out roomy so I chose a smaller size than normal. The short sleeves are not practical for where I live and so I lengthenced them. For the fastenings I used magnetic press studs, other choices include buttons and buttonholes, sew in poppers bag clasps and more
I took a fair amount of time thinking about the placement of the contrast fabric on the right front and what other trimmings I could add.
The pattern may be purchased from Jaycotts.co.uk
Fasteners can also be purchased from Jaycotts.co.uk
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