One of my greatest sources of sewing inspiration is undoubtedly Instagram. The power of the hashtag to collate thousands of photos of the same pattern made up a thousand different ways is an immense resource. It’s how I often come across new patterns and bloggers. And it’s where I first came across Tessuti’s Sydney Jacket.
The thing that drew me in to making this pattern was the soft drape of the design, creating a sculptural shape without being boxy or bulky. The thing that sealed the deal was the the fact it had pockets.
Not sure why I look so confused in this photo! Perhaps it was the construction. I found it quite confusing. For one thing most of the seams sit on top of one another rather than face-to-face inside the garment. This was strange but things were going ok until I got to attaching the collar. I made the fatal mistake of overthinking it – the collar folds outward so the inside will become the outside so it needs to be attached backwards. Rather than following the instructions and I ended up attaching it the wrong way around. However because of the overlapping seams it didn’t really matter, it’s just not as neat as I’d like.
Surely the test of a pattern is whether you want to make it again straight away? Well I did with this one. My second Sydney Jacket is made out of much nicer fabric than my first – coffee coloured cashmere – delish. Yes it is the $13/m on special from The Fabric Store, no it hasn’t pilled yet.
I’m pretty in love with my new Tessuti jackets, they’ve already made their debuts at #NISM2015 and my work winter ball – casual and chic FTW. Have you made this jacket? I’d love to see yours!
5 thoughts on “Sydney Jacket | twice as nice”
This style really suits you. Great choice of colours too, I’m sure you will find they will both go with everything in your wardrobe. Soooo lovely!
I haven’t made it but I think I’m going to ….after seeing yours. I have looked at the pattern several times. Yours look fabulous. Jane
I haven’t made one yet, but your’s are lovely, so I’m tempted to add it to the list!
Just as nice in photos as they are in person! I haven’t made this yet but I would like to. It looks like a great jacket for Spring/Autumn 🙂
Yes, Ive made two! a pink one and a black one and have worn them both a fair bit over autumn and winter. Yours look great!