Jacket pattern ideas needed

I need to find a pattern to make up this 20140910_013918……..French wool mix boucle!!

It took me forever to find a tessuti (fabric) shop in Como, but when I did it was heaven. (It always gives my fluent Italian speaking friend a chuckle when I tell her I’ve bought fabric from Tessuti.)

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There was a whole wall of silks, all made locally, many gorgeous boucles, a wall of wool, another of cotton and linen. It was so hard to choose.

This is what I came away with. A pink and sea green boucle and a perfectly coordinating Italian silk to line it.





I’d really appreciate suggestions for a jacket pattern. For this fabric I’ll stray from my usual impatience and make a muslin. Definitely make a muslin or two before cutting into this little beauty.

Ginger Makes recently reviewed a whole lot of jackets and coats. The Pauline Alice Ninot jacket is very cute, though not necessarily a style that would suit me.

I’m considering the Vogue 8804. It looks amazing, though extremely challenging. What do you think?  I have Vogue 8991 in my stash, it looks similar and is also a Claire Shaeffer, though not sure about the collar. Finding or making the braid will be an issue, also the chain. But worth it. I don’t know if either would suit me or if there’s another that may suit the lovely French boucle.

I’m just hoping that I’ll have enough fabric, it’s such a long way to go to get more, though I’d be back there in a twinkling if I could, such a beautiful place and a beautiful tessuti shop.


10 thoughts on “Jacket pattern ideas needed

  1. Pingback: V8991 Claire Shaeffer jacket – wearable muslin and some tips | barbarajanemade

  2. Pingback: Vogue 8991 – Claire Shaeffer jacket – research and muslin | barbarajanemade

  3. I really love 8991! It’s a gorgeous jacket. So interesting that they quilt the jacket to the lining! And the sleeves are lovely too! I also like the silhouette more than the 8804.

    Margy over at A Fool For Fabric makes lovely jackets. Have you checked out her blog?


    • Was a dangerous shop for me too. Ended up making a dash there just before leaving for the flight home, just for one more piece of silk (and some cotton) 🙂 Thanks for your comment and the Marfy suggestion. I will have a look, I hadn’t thought of looking at Marfy, but of course.

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  4. Hi Barbara, it is a hard call, the 8991 is more fitted by the look of it, and perhaps not a casual as the other look. I like them both .. Probably would go for the 8804 .. The neckline is probably more flattering and the design overall more comfortable lending itself to multiple wearing opportunities. Love the fabric by the way!


    • Thanks for your comment Lynne. Yeah I’m not sure about the collar. Will probably make a muslin followed by a wearable muslin. This is going to be quite a project, much fun to be had 🙂


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