|Sydney Jacket made up in boiled wool Jurgen Grigio|
|Sydney Jacket worn with Merchant and Mills Top No. 64 (blogged here)|
Sydney is a toasty all-rounder and looks equally great over jeans, dresses and skirts. All the edges are unfinished (no hemming! no binding!) which makes this a fantastically quick and simple sew.
|Bonded khaki cotton/navy nylon neoprene Navy Army Games|
|Sydney Jacket in Primaluna Mulberry (washed in a hot wash before cutting) and worn with|
Remus Nero Esther Shorts
With this pattern, it's REALLY important to remember that you must use a fabric that does not fray when cut. I love the Primaluna (pictured above and below) but after picking and pulling at the cut edge, I realised it does in fact fray. To overcome this, I threw it in the machine (wash separately) and put it on a hot cycle. This further felted and softened it, fixing the fray and making it perfect for the Sydney Jacket pattern. Also, don't forget to allow for 10% shrinkage if you decide to use this method.
|Sydney Jacket in Black Ponti|
|Sydney Jacket made up in lightweight boiled wool knit Thesis Of Moss |
(available in Tessuti Melbourne and Surry Hills only)
|Gabby and I on Mother's Day, both wearing our Sydney Jackets|