Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW :: The Sydney Jacket Pattern

Sydney Jacket made up in boiled wool Jurgen Grigio
Introducing our latest pattern - The Sydney Jacket. This oversized, draped design features a relaxed collar, side pockets and a back yoke that extends into cropped raglan sleeves. It's a great layering piece as well as being the perfect snuggly cover-up for those chilly autumn/winter months.
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
The Sydney Jacket Pattern is now available in both hardcopy and PDF print-at-home/actual size copy shop versions with sizes Petite, XS,S,M,L and XL all included. Ideal made up in boiled wool knits, ponti knits, boiled felted wools and neoprene fabrics. Other recommended fabrics from our current collection are:

14 comments:

  1. I love this coat - so Melbourne! Definitely a must make. Congrats on a great design.

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  2. Do you have this pattern at the Surry Hills Sydney shop? I am coming over from NZ for 21-26 May and would love to buy it but probably need some advice on sizing. I have some handwoven wool I have had for about 20 years, which I think I can work into this pattern even though it frays. I may boil it, but also have some other ideas! Mainly coming for my yearly Liberty Lawn "fix". See you soon. Will bring the fabric!

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    1. Hi Marge, yes the pattern will be available to purchase in Hardcopy at all Tessuti stores. See you later this month.

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  3. Love this pattern - Good name perfect for mild Sydney winters. I'll be popping in to store for one soon.

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  4. I totally love this! Colette, did you lengthen yours? And do you mind sharing what siz you made? Thanks!!!

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      No I didn't lengthen mine, I made it up as per pattern as are Lisa's and Gabby's. I made up size Small. Lisa's is a size Petite (only the Petite size is slightly shorter than all of the other sizes XS-XL) and Gabby is wearing the size XS. Hope this helps x

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  5. This is gorgeous! It looks almost like wearing the world's classiest blanket - and who doesn't want to just spend the day wrapped up in a blanket in winter?

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  6. This I can do! And what about adding a hood? Sydney lends itself to all sorts of arty interpretation I think.

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    1. Hi Lesley. It would look great with the collar extending into a hood.

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  7. Hi, I'm a size 22, could the XL be designef to fit?

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    1. Yes Ros Deagan I think it might work for a size 22. If you did need to grade out. It wouldn't be by much.

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  8. You always make such cute patterns for sewing. These are gorgeous pieces.

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  9. Or, if you wanted to use a fabric that frayed, bind the edge or serge with wooly nylon! (I've made a similar style of fuzzy woven plaid and added a wide 3-thread serge. Looks amazing.)

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