Season 7 of the much-loved Game of Thrones series is coming to a close tonight and I am beyond excited, terrified, and a little sad that I’ll need to wait at least a year to know the conclusion of whatever cliffhanger the showrunners leave us with tonight. For anyone who might go through some show withdrawal, I recommend making a Daenerys-inspired jacket with this free template!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 4 yards Theory Metallic Silver/Charcoal Blended Suiting
- 4 yards Medium Gray Polyester Lining
- 1 yard Black Water Jet Loom Fusible Interfacing
- 1/2 yard Natural and Gold Snap Tape
- 1/2 yard Black Fabric Covered Boning
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Unfortunately, this isn’t a full pattern with multiple sizes, but I do hope that the template can help get people started on this project! It was made for a 34″ bust and 28″ waist, but always make a muslin and do a fitting before getting started with your real fabric. Also, please note that this template does not include seam allowance.
To start, interface the following pattern pieces: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
Next, I recommend getting started on your lining first. Follow the dotted lines to add a dart to each of your side front (#2) pieces, like you see above.
The main body of the jacket goes together pretty easily, with pieces #2 and #3 attaching at the sides, and #3 meeting with #4. The front bodice lining (#6) can also be sewn along the curved side of #2, like below. Attach piece #7 at the shoulders.
At this point, you’ll essentially have a long vest happening. You’ll need to add sleeves! Sew each of your sleeve pieces up the sides to form tubes, both with your main fabric and lining fabric. Then, sew the lining to the fabric at the wrists, turn right side out, and press. The sleeve can then be attached to the shoulder of your lining.
To hide the top half of the sleeve seams at the shoulder, sew pieces #8 and #11 together and then onto the shoulder of your jacket.
Before shaping the shoulders, add one of the collar pieces to the neckline of the jacket.
A few inches of boning sewn in at the seams of the shoulders creates the perfect shape for Daenerys’ jacket. I chose to take the fabric covering off to reduce bulk, and used a zig-zag stitch to keep it in place.
The outer layer of the jacket goes together much easier; no sleeves, no boning, and much fewer pattern pieces to work with. Essentially, you’ll follow the first few steps of putting together the lining, but use pieces #1, #2, #3, and #4.
Cut about 2″ from the bottom of your lining and place the right sides of your hems together. Sew the lining to the outer layer along the hem.
Next, line up the remainder of your jacket with the lining, sew along the entire length as well as the lapels and collar. The only openings left should now be your two armholes. Pull your jacket right side out through one of the armholes and slip-stitch them both closed.
Your jacket should now be (relatively) complete! There are a few options for keeping your jacket closed. Personally, I added a 4″ wide rectangle down the inside of the front of the jacket, extending a couple inches out. On the extension, I sewed on some snap tape and attached it to the inside of the opposite front bodice piece.
All in all, I’m a little in love with the way this came out. Mood even had the perfect pleated chiffon to complete a fairly screen accurate version of one of Daenerys’ outfits in season 7.
Will you be making your own jacket? Be sure to tag Mood on Instagram and use #madewithmood!