Introducing The Zinnia Jacket! The stylish new jacket pattern that was made for slaying this fall. Wear it as a statement piece over denim for a cool downtown vibe or over a matching trouser for a chic formal look. This gorgeous style can be made up of a variety of fabrics, including jacquard, wool, or even a substantial knit like ponte! The choice is yours. No matter how you style it, we’re sure this will be one of your absolute favorite pieces this fall season.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 3.5 yards of Luminous Rust and Black Floral Satin Jacquard
- .5 yard of Heathered Black Warp Knitting Fusible Interfacing
- 1 package of Dritz Size 36-7/8″ Half Ball Covered Buttons
- 1 package of Dritz size 24-5/8″ Half Ball Covered Buttons
- 1 spool of 10 Black 1000m Gutermann Sew All Thread
- 1 Made with Mood Label
- Optional: MDF027- The Inula Pants Sewing Pattern
- MDF076 – The Zinnia Jacket Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
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All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Once you have all your pattern pieces cut out and all of your notches are marked, begin by finding your center back panels and connecting them using French seams. Continue by adding the side back panels in the same way, followed by the front side panels.
Leave a gap open between the front side panels and the center front panels where the pockets will be inserted. Attach the center front facings to the center front panels but be sure to leave an opening at the top where the collar will be inserted.
Attach the pocket flap pieces together. Then flip right side out. (Note: I made my flaps a little more curvy than the ones on the pattern for a little bit of whimsy. As long as your dimensions remain the same the pattern is free to be edited as you wish!)
Close the pocket bag using French seams and pin it into the opening between the side front and the center front panels, sandwich in the pocket flap and carefully sew around the opening to secure the pocket in place.
Next, we will attach the hem facing. Begin by adding fusible interfacing to your hem facing for added stability, then pin it around the hem of the jacket.
Sew all around the bottom, then fold in the hem facing up and slip stitch it to complete.
Now, let’s work on the sleeve. Begin by closing the dart, then connecting the sides of the sleeve to close it. Now carefully attach the sleeve to the armhole using a French seam.
Next it’s time to connect the collar. Begin by sewing around the top and sides of the 2 collar pieces. Next, pin the collar into place by attaching the outer collar to the jacket and flipping the inner collar in to hide all the raw seams. Remember to tuck in the collar where the center front panels combine to create the lapels.
Carefully sew the collar down. Don’t forget to attach your “Made With Mood” label!
Almost done! Using your fabric scraps, cover the buttons for the center front, pockets, and sleeves. Create 3 buttonholes. One in the center front of your jacket and one on each pocket flap. The sleeve buttons are decorative so they do not require buttonholes.