a very purple Sydney jacket in Canberra

The Tessuti Sydney jacket, was an interesting sew.Barbara Jane made Tessuti sydney jacket.jpeg

It was also a very quick make.

One reason it was quick was there’s absolutely no edge finishing. For this to work you need a fabric that’s not going to fray. I used a wool blend that has the appearance of a boiled wool from Addicted to Fabric. Most of the seams are lapped, in fact I lapped all of mine, before I read to the end of the intructions, oh well, seams ok, ha ha. I washed it first both to make sure it wouldn’t shrink later and also to have it nice and felt-like.

This is the pocket, even that has raw edges: wpid-wp-1436680828427.jpgBarbara Jane made Tessuti sydney jacket.jpeg

A2F actually have a Tessuti Sydney jacket hanging up in the shop. They call it the communal jacket. It was so good to be able to try on before I made it. Based on measurements I was ready to make a medium, but the one in A2F was a good fit. It was a small, so small it was, I never make small!Barbara Jane made Tessuti sydney jacket.jpeg

I took careful note of what others (see below) said about marking the wrong and right sides. This made putting the puzzle together much easier.

And its been getting lots of wear. I love my Sydney jacket. Might take for a spin in sydney next weekend. Barbara Jane made Tessuti sydney jacket.jpeg

See also the Tessuti Sydney jackets made by Sue, Helen, Kirsty, Lara, Melanie and Jillian

Keep warm  and happy stitching.wpid-wp-1416914881036[1]

Barbara Jane made Tessuti sydney jacket.jpeg

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15 thoughts on “a very purple Sydney jacket in Canberra

    • I’ve been surprised how much I;ve like the purple. Two summers, how lucky! I think this is more of a spring coat, spring in Canberra, its not really Canberra winter suitable.

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  2. Looks Great Barbara! Colour is flattering .. Judging by the other jackets made, it is popular .. I wonder how hard it is to make the sleeves long and still keep the look without getting bulky. Thanks for the tip re: sizing of pattern.

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