The cropped jacket: perfect layering piece for summer
July 4, 2018
by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists! My name is Sara and I am very excited to join the Fabricville Blog community!

Like many of you, I am already deep into my summer sewing, having completed quite a few dresses. I realized that my wardrobe was missing a layering piece for the cooler days/evenings.

I have been wanting to make the B6390 pattern by Gertie jacket for quite a while. I found the perfect fabric for my project: the 8 oz Bleached Indigo Laundered Denim, and decided on a cotton for the lining from Fabricville’s summer collection: the Susannah Printed Cotton – Birds & Flowers – White. I love this beautiful print, it has a nice vintage look that compliments the style of the jacket.

This pattern was really fun and easy to sew and came together quite quickly. I love working with stable fabrics such as denim and cotton because they do not distort after cutting and everything always lines up perfectly!

I made the following adjustments for fit:

  1. I chose size 14 according to the finished garment measurements printed on the pattern.
  2. I made a 1 “ swayback adjustment.
  3. I shortened the sleeves by 1.5”.
  4. I omitted the top collar button because I honestly would never button it all the way up, and I find the collar looks nicer without.
  5. I only used interfacing for the collar since the fabric was stable enough.

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I am very pleased with my jacket, it has a nice weight to it without being too warm.

I hope everyone enjoys their summer and especially their summer sewing!

Until next time!