Hello again. This month I have made the Sew Over It Coco jacket, in this gorgeous pink herringbone lightweight Wool Fabric and lined with Atelier Brunette Cotton Lawn Fabric.

Both fabrics are fabulous, such a delight to sew with. I believe that sewing with quality fabric really makes me concentrate on my sewing skills.

I washed the fabrics before cutting out, even though it’s wool, I washed it on a cold wool wash and it’s perfect.

There are some nice touches to this pattern with a two part sleeve for a better fit and plenty of understitching to prevent the lining rolling forward. However, I was disappointed to see that there is no front facing and I think this is a great shame. For the next one, I will draft a facing piece so that the lining is attached to a facing rather than the main front piece.

The centre back seam gives great shaping to the curve of the back and this was made easy because there was no pattern matching to do with this lovely wool.

The two part front piece looks really neat and the fabric presses beautifully making a lovely clean finish.

To ensure there was no extra bulk I used pinking shears on all the seams and then pressed them open using my tailors ham and clapper.

Such a gorgeous jacket for my mums birthday present. She says she will wear it over a dress but it’s the sort of jacket that can be dressed up for smart or down with jeans. And the beautiful fabrics are a delight to wear.

So another pattern to recommend and can be made in a variety of fabrics from Minerva. I think it would be great in denim too.

Next month there will be some baby things!

Happy Sewing.