The cropped trench jacket, perfect for Spring!
March 11, 2020
by Sara Dagenais

Hello dear fabric lovers and sewing enthusiasts,

Spring is almost here! And with each new season comes the need for a new jacket! It is still quite cold and snowy here in Montreal, but I was inspired by Fabricville’s new selection of linens to create a lightweight cropped trench for Spring and Summer. I chose the Bahama Printed Linen – Leaf – Brown because it remains a neutral color but has the added pizzazz of a beautiful print.

I used the Lisette Butterick 6331 pattern to create my jacket. It is a classic 6 button, doubled-breasted trench jacket with notched collar and back button shield. It is very comfortable to wear with its raglan sleeves and elasticized back casing.

I cut a size 14 and made no alterations, since it was marked as loose-fitting. I find the sleeves to be very ample but the jacket sits snugly at the waist and hips.

Jackets are always fun to sew, I had no problems with this pattern, although beware when you sew the lower buttons on, not to trap your pockets!

I am pleased with how this jacket turned out, it has a bit of the safari look I was going for, but a bit less traditional than a plain tan or khaki.

Until next time, happy sewing!



Items featured in this project:

Bahama Printed Linen – Leaf – Brown

Elan 2 hole 1” buttons