Pants and jackets…


It’s double-oh early on Cyber Monday! But I think I’ve already contributed all I can to the Black Friday and small business Saturday sales, so I’ll blog to keep myself out of trouble 🙂

I finished my Burda peplum jacket – it was intended as a toile, because I used remnants of a corded denim, but it’s definitely wearable. Great jacket…more details on my first post, here.


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Burda Style Collarless Peplum Jacket 11/2016 #125


I’m planning a second version in black ponte, with long sleeves. A stable fabric with a little weight is perfect for this pattern (imagine a brocade – would be stunning).

The jacket is styled with wide leg pants done in ITY knit, a fun abstract print in grey, white, and black.


Feeling brave, I used V9217, a Kathryn Brenne pattern that’s actually intended for woven fabrics (and I’ve sewn 3, first post is here). I love the lines and the flat front on the waistband. And it worked great in ITY!


I used a straight hem and the slanted pocket from the Pattern Emporium Harem Pants. I use this pocket all the time, because it has a 1-piece pocket bag and doesn’t gape open at the hips.

Fabric: Monochrome Printed ITY, Fabric Wholesale Direct


Last but not least, I also sewed a new Tessuti Megan Cardigan in grey ponte from Fabric Mart.



I made a black ponte version back in August, and at the time, I thought it might be a little small. But that was really my mind working on me – I love wearing it.


As with my first version, I raised the hemline by 4″, and used a 1″ wide band (the original band is quite narrow).


This was all fun sewing, and I have outfits!

Bye for now – Coco

7 thoughts on “Pants and jackets…

  1. I love them all and want every piece too. Thanks for sharing your makes, your blog is always so interesting and inspiring. I must get myself more organised and get sewing now.


  2. Three pieces–LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Was worth the wait. I’m in love with grey at the moment so it is fun to see what you’ve made. I think I need a couple more patterns you’ve used: Brenne and Tessuti.
    Thank you for your blog–I enjoy it so much.


  3. I was keen to see your Tessuti Megan cardigan because I have that pattern but haven’t made it up yet. Love the raised hem you did in the front and I’ll keep in mind about widening the band. I also loved your wide pants! They fit you so well through the hip which I think is the key to getting a nice silhouette with this style.


  4. Love it all! Just my style of garments. Never thought to use ITY for pants though. Need to rethink some of my ITY’s after seeing what you did.

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