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    Meet The Great Jones Jacket & Vest PDF Pattern

    Meet: the Great Jones Jacket & Vest

    I’ve been having so much fun with this pattern and I’m so excited to share it with you!

    To be honest, I first made this pattern a few years ago and never had it to the point where it was ready….until a few months ago when I used the front and back to make the vest-from-a-scarf-upcycle….and then I knew it was ready!

    So….allow me to introduce you to The Great Jones!

    With the addition of the vest, you’ve got options to mix and match: 3 front styles and 3 sleeve styles:

    View A has square front edges and a clean set in sleeve
    View B has rounded front edges and a puffed sleeve (a subtle puff)
    View C has a v-neck front with a flange-style cap sleeve (this sleeve is similar to my Mercer top and Ludlow romper – love this flange lol)

    And you can mix and match them to make the combo you’d like!

    The interior seams are all finished with binding as well as the front and lower edges and edges of the sleeves. I’ll be doing a Youtube how-to soon!

    Like all my PDF patterns, the Great Jones is a layered-by-size pattern in both A4/US Letter and A0 copy shop printing, with illustrated sewing instructions. She’s sized US 2-20.

     

     

    On its own, this tweed was really flimsy…too flimsy for the jacket look I wanted. So…I sandwiched 🥪 one layer of Warm & Natural quilt batting with a soft viscose lining and machine quilted it before cutting out my pieces. This gave it the body I wanted and it’s actually really really comfortable because it kindof forms to my shape.

    Then, I did a bit of a hack to get the fringe trim. I cut 1.5 inch bias strips of my unquilted tweed, sewed the strips all together and then pressed in half lengthwise, leaving the raw edges free ( as in not turned under like you normally would with binding). Then, I just slid the binding over the raw edges of my jacket, pinned it down, and topstitched it about 1/2 inch or so from the folded edge of the binding through all the layers.

    Then…the fun part to pull the threads from the tweed to get the fringe 😁

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    One pattern: so many looks! And it’s hard to choose a favorite!

     

     

    I hope you find a beautiful fabric to recreate it and tag me over on Instagram @sewingandthecity if you do!

    Happy Sewing!

    Christine 💜

    Sewing and the City aims to make sewing your own quality clothes something you can learn to do with confidence! Through carefully taught online courses and stylish, yet classic PDF sewing patterns – you CAN sew your own clothes!

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