Quilted jacket

A couple of years ago I went to one of the Dewsbury sewing meetups organised by Ali (of GBSB fame!) These are basically one big fabric shopping spree, Dewsbury is pretty good for fabric shops, I usually go saying I really don’t need any more fabric…mmm

In Lucky Fashions I spotted this quilted, embroidered cotton, it feels so soft and I loved the embroidery on it. No idea what I was going to make with it, I just couldn’t leave it behind!

Quilted fabric takes up quite a bit of space and as I’m trying to organise my stash better it made sense to sew the bulky items first. I decided to make a quilted jacket, more cardigan style than going out in the cold style.

I looked through my patterns and chose Simplicity 8265, a simply styled jacket. I didn’t have enough fabric to be too fussy about pattern placement, so I was pretty lucky that the front and back patterns look good. I missed off the centre back seam, it was only very slightly shaped anyway.

It went together pretty easily, I liked the darts coming down the front from the neckline, it just gives a gentle bit of shaping. The pattern had a round neckline but at first try on it irritated my neck too much so I cut it into a V instead, with hindsight a lower V would have been better but I was limited by the size of the facing which was already cut out.

I made it pretty simply, over-locking the seams and raw edges and the using herringbone stitch to catch things like the facings and the hems down. It was meant to be a longer line jacket, but having tried it on I prefered more my usual length – it was in danger of looking like a dressing gown otherwise!

It has side pockets, always a bonus and one useful tip from the pattern – to save the pockets from hanging down they recommend stitching a short piece of tape from the edge of the pocket to the front facing. I didn’t need to as with my shorter length the pockets were caught inn the hem, but I thought it was worth remembering.

Apologies but all my photos are going to be on Florence until I get my hair done!! With various lockdowns I haven’t had it cut since August!! I’m hoping my daughter will do a homemade cut shortly!

I think this will be more of a going round to friends house for dinner sort of cardigan, when we’re finally allowed to do that again!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Quilted jacket

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I love this, Margaret! Is it a light weight jacket or for a more wintry day?

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  2. claire93 says:

    lovely use of gorgeous fabric!

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  3. Wow that fabric is lovely! And the jacket came out very nice!

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  4. katechiconi says:

    I can see why the fabric appealed so much, it’s very pretty. And it needed a simple shape to let the fabric shine, so I think you chose well.

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  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely fabric – don’t blame you for snapping up some! And a beautiful usage. Just love it!

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  6. Laura says:

    Great use of a very pretty fabric, Margaret! 🙂

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  7. tinaor says:

    Gorgeous fabric.

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  8. Amanda says:

    Nice find! I have some felted fabric I picked up at a show draped on Doris I must make a jacket with. I have all the bits like shoulder pads ready too, just not garment confident 🙄

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  9. tialys says:

    That’s a good use of your fabric find which of course you didn’t ‘need’ but it’s easier to resist things online than when you see it ‘in the flesh’ so you can’t be blamed for giving in to temptation. Plus, you have a very nice summer weight jacket.
    I know what you mean about lockdown hair – I did manage to sneak a cut in when the hairdressers were briefly allowed to open again but, even so, that was back in early December I think.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks, I haven’t had my haircut since August!! I missed one in the autumn lockdown and only had one day before I then had to isolate for my operation…and now were locked down til Easter probably, I’ll have a pony tail by then 😀

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  10. I love that! So useful too.

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  11. Jane M says:

    Love the fabric and can see why you couldn’t leave it behind. It will be lovely for the spring

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