Jackie Coat Sewalong – My Finished Coat

My finished Jackie is made from a 100% wool coating from The Fabric Store Sydney. In this post I’ll cover all the details of the finished coat not already mentioned in the sewalong, plus lots of pictures of the finished coat…

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

It is a standard size 8, grading out to a 10 in the hips with a centre front opening instead of the asymmetrical opening and slightly rounded collar points.  Everything else is as per pattern with no other changes.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

Well, there is not much else to say about my finished Jackie as I have already documented each and every step already, you can see all those posts here.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

I used extra large fabric covered buttons and love how they look, especially with the bound buttonholes. I am a huge fan of bound buttonholes, they are really worth the extra work to get them looking just right.

finished buttonhole with button1

I like it equally dressed up with a pencil skirt like I have here or worn casually with a long sleeved knit wool top and jeans.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

And here is a close up of the back – I love the position of the raglan sleeve seams, they give a really nice line to the back.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

The skirt I am wearing here is McCalls 5523, one of my favourite skirt patterns, blogged here.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

I am sorry about the overall blurry/out of focus element to these shots – the result of a tiny window of time for photos and a self timer on the tripod – the camera really hated the wall I am standing against.  Mmmm beige on beige.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

The lining is a lovely silk twill which was a joy to sew and to wear, also from The Fabric Store.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

Although I toyed with the idea of changing the collar, the high neckline makes this coat very warm when buttoned up and no need for a scarf.

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

If/when you have a finished Jackie you would like to share, you can either upload them to the Flickr group here or email me directly – you can find my email here or leave a comment below.  And make sure you pop over to Maria’s blog to see her post on her finished Jackie – as expected, it is vibrant and lovely.

All the posts from the sewalong are here plus there are heaps of construction and finished photos over on the Flickr group here.

  • Beautiful! Such a great fit too.

  • Beautiful! Such a great fit too.

  • Amy

    Exquisite work!

  • Amy

    Exquisite work!

  • It’s absolutely beautiful!!

  • It's absolutely beautiful!!

  • Fabric Epiphanies

    The more I see of this style, the more I like it! Raglan sleeves are so versatile for layering. The caramel is such a lovely colour!

    • Me too. And I was calling this colour camel but I like caramel so much more. From now on this is my caramel coat!. And I agree, raglan sleeves are easier to layer under.

  • Velosewer

    I love your version. It’s so stylish and is a beautiful colour. The work you’ve put into this is amazing and so well done. Using lovely wools and silks really make a huge difference. It’s gorgeous.

  • Velosewer

    I love your version. It's so stylish and is a beautiful colour. The work you've put into this is amazing and so well done. Using lovely wools and silks really make a huge difference. It's gorgeous.

  • Dorothy DotDot

    This is an awesome coat. Your work is impeccable!

  • Dorothy DotDot

    This is an awesome coat. Your work is impeccable!

  • Sharon

    Very classy Jackie, the bound buttonholes and large buttons are perfect.

    • Thanks Sharon. I love my buttons and buttonholes too.

  • Sharon

    Very classy Jackie, the bound buttonholes and large buttons are perfect.

  • I love it Janelle! those buttons are such a statement! You’ve done a great job and thank you so much for hosting this sew along.

    • My pleasure Lena. And I have a great hard working coat now so its win win in my books.

  • What a stunner – you and the jacket! The fabric is a perfect choice. It’s a little bit different from you can easily find RTW but not do different that it would be hard to match/wear. Well done.

    • Thank you – I am finding it “goes” with more than I thought. I was trying to look RTW so that is excellent.

  • What a stunner – you and the jacket! The fabric is a perfect choice. It's a little bit different from you can easily find RTW but not do different that it would be hard to match/wear. Well done.

  • Very lovely jacket – I agree with all the other comments. The skirt is smart too.

  • Very lovely jacket – I agree with all the other comments. The skirt is smart too.

  • Love it! From the buttons, to the colour, it is just brilliant ~ well done … J

  • Love it! From the buttons, to the colour, it is just brilliant ~ well done … J

  • So very gorgeous, Janelle! I’m wanting to sew up a jacket with raglan sleeves now 🙂 The details are just fabulous!

    • I nice raglan sleeve is lovely I agree. Thanks Melanie.

  • So very gorgeous, Janelle! I'm wanting to sew up a jacket with raglan sleeves now 🙂 The details are just fabulous!

  • Pelly Melly

    Just gorgeous, I made a Jackie Coat last autumn, I really love the style, I’ve got some faux fur fabric, do you think that might work for coat No.2?

    • Ooohhh that would be super snugly for sure.

  • Pelly Melly

    Just gorgeous, I made a Jackie Coat last autumn, I really love the style, I've got some faux fur fabric, do you think that might work for coat No.2?

  • SeamsOddLouise.Blogspot.com

    All that hard work has paid off this is lovely.

    • Thanks. Its great when it all pays off.

  • SeamsOddLouise.Blogspot.com

    All that hard work has paid off this is lovely.

  • JuliaBobbin

    This is so gorgeous that I can’t breathe! The fabric, the pattern the buttons! Stunning!

    • Thank you Julia! Good fabric makes such a difference I am really starting to learn.

  • JuliaBobbin

    This is so gorgeous that I can't breathe! The fabric, the pattern the buttons! Stunning!

  • Manju

    How did I miss this? Absolutely gorgeous. Be proud!

    • Thank you and also for the constant inspiration I get from your blog!!

  • Manju

    How did I miss this? Absolutely gorgeous. Be proud!

  • fabulous – love the buttons and the bound buttonholes. The lining is great too. The contrast works well and really gives your outfit a pop.

  • fabulous – love the buttons and the bound buttonholes. The lining is great too. The contrast works well and really gives your outfit a pop.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Thank you and also for the constant inspiration I get from your blog!!

  • Thank you Julia! Good fabric makes such a difference I am really starting to learn.

  • Thanks. Its great when it all pays off.

  • Ooohhh that would be super snugly for sure.

  • I nice raglan sleeve is lovely I agree. Thanks Melanie.

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you very much!

  • Thank you – I am finding it "goes" with more than I thought. I was trying to look RTW so that is excellent.

  • My pleasure Lena. And I have a great hard working coat now so its win win in my books.

  • Thanks Sharon. I love my buttons and buttonholes too.

  • Thank you heaps.

  • Thank you Maria.

  • Me too. And I was calling this colour camel but I like caramel so much more. From now on this is my caramel coat!. And I agree, raglan sleeves are easier to layer under.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Thanks Amy.

  • Thanks Debbie.

  • Kathy Russell

    Wonderful and beautiful work. You look great in your fabulous creations.