Kochi Jacket This is my second Kochi Jacket. What I love about this Kochi pattern – from the Friday Pattern Company – is how the look and feel of the jacket varies considerably depending on the fabric you use. It’s so versatile. This version is collarless. Actually it’s more of a band than a collar.… Continue reading Kochi Jacket 2
Kochi Jacket 1 I’ve been wanting to make this Kochi Jacket for a long, long time. The pics on Instagram always look so good no matter what weight or drape of fabric is used. It’s very similar to my free sewing pattern – see that here – shared way back in 2014. My version is… Continue reading Kochi Jacket 1
How I made a Burda Jacket This isn’t a tutorial as such, but explains how I used a Burda magazine to make Burda Jacket 115. The pattern comes from quite an old Burda magazine – 11/2013. There are two versions of a similar item in this magazine. As is often the case with Burda patterns.… Continue reading How I made a Burda Jacket
New Look Jacket I’ve made this exact same New Look pattern before. First time was – here – when I made it as the pattern was meant to be. This time around, I lengthened the sleeves a bit. And made it a touch narrower in the back. Use the link above for the full tutorial.… Continue reading New Look Jacket
New Look Kimono Jacket I might have mentioned a while back that a friend’s mother went into a care home. She was an avid seamstress and had a pile of fabric which I inherited. I made a pair of culottes from this fabric as well a New Look Kimono Jacket. I tend to like New Look… Continue reading New Look Kimono Jacket
DIY Jackets – FREE Sewing Patterns So I’ve called this post – DIY Jackets – FREE Sewing Patterns. Following on from last week, when I did a recap of some of my FREE Dress Sewing Patterns and Tutorials. This week it’s – DIY Jackets – FREE Sewing Patterns. Hope you find inspiration in this melange. The… Continue reading DIY Jackets – FREE Sewing Patterns
Large Winter Shawl Not sure why I’m posting this large winter shawl as it looks like we’re never going to have winter here in Cape Town. Our city gave estimates projecting how temperatures here are going to rise in the next few decades. Downright scary. Ah well, I went and made this large winter shawl… Continue reading Large Winter Shawl
Make a tapestry kimono jacket with this super easy free sewing pattern.
This tutorial shows how to make a poncho from a rectangular piece of fabric
I turned a set of old velvet curtains into a flare sleeved green velvet jacket. You can see how in this blog post.