Fall is here! The best way to start my favorite season and keep warm is to make the comfiest, most gorgeous jacket in this beautiful Kashmir coating fabric.
When I saw this fabric which is a polyester nylon blend, I knew I had to make a jacket. I have always dreamt of having a red jacket so it was a no brainer to go with this color. I love that Fabricville has a variety of colors in this fabric as well. It is a thick, warm fabric with a felted feel to it and is a dream to cut through with scissors due to it’s weight and stability. However, if you do not own a steamer like me, I’ll advise that you put a lightweight fabric over the it when pressing. The Kashmir coating does not have a lot of drape so it is great for slightly more structured projects.
To bring this fabric to life, I used Burda 6736 which has both a jacket and coat version but I decided to make the jacket. It is a loose fitting jacket with an integral spade collar. This pattern only has six pieces and nine very clear steps and illustrations for the pattern.
I really enjoyed making this jacket as it was a relatively easy project. It requires two buttons and interfacing for the facings. Here are some progress shots.
The fit is very loose so I’ll suggest to look at the finished garments measurements and use those. I had to go two sizes down from my regular size.
This pattern does not recommend edge stitching but I would highly recommend it. As you can see from the photos, I did not do that initially. Once I did, it looked even better and had a cleaner finish.
I am now ready to take on the fall weather! Do you plan to sew up a coat or jacket? Have you ever made one? Let me know in the comments below.
Sylvia for The Ravel Out