Hello, today I’m sharing my Waver Jacket by Papercut Patterns for Check it Out month.
I used 100% wool coating from The Fabric Store Auckland, which they happily mail-ordered to me. It was part of their wool sale and I got this beautiful fabric for $12 a meter! The patterns calls for 2.5 meters, but I managed to eke it out of 2.
I did my best to pattern match, buy cutting one layer at a time. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the front with the facing attached, as in the pattern, but was able to make do by cutting it separately.
The most important part was to match the stripes across the front and I’m really proud of how well it came out!
I also made a recycled wool blanket coat for my daughter. Her coat I paid no attention to pattern matching and I learnt my lesson, because the unmatched stripes bug me! She doesn’t care, she loves her coat!.
I lined my coat with some graphic poplin from spotlight.
I made a couple of modifications. I slimmed down the coat by blending between sizes, from an L at the bust to an S at the hips. I based this modification on the fit of my short jacket that I made a straight L. I knew that I didn’t want the long coat too big. I added welt pockets to the front (instead of patch) and a secret pocket in the lining.
I was experimenting with i movie and made this tutorial if your interested.
I top-stitched everything! At least way more that the pattern called for. It made the wool look nice and crisp and showed off the detail of the facings (which I like).
And last but not least, I added 2 vintage buttons.