Announcing the Jackie Coat Sewalong!!

Remember this coat?

Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

I get compliments everytime I wear it, plus it is so warm and easy to wear. 

I want to make myself another as the highly patterned tweed wool coating I used for this version really limits what I can wear it with – I only really style it with solids underneath.  I also want a version with longer sleeves and a mid thigh length rather than a hip length.

The Jackie Coat from Iconic Patterns

Velosewer (aka Maria from How Good is That) and I are pretty excited to announce that we are planning a sewalong for this pattern commencing mid July.  If anyone would like to join us, it’s a great starting pattern to learn basic tailoring techniques if you are a beginning seamstress or have never made a coat or anything fully lined before.  If you are a more experienced seamstress we would love you join us just for the fun.

Like most indi patterns, the initial outlay is more than a Big4 pattern but in return you get vastly superior instructions, old fashioned service and support plus of course if you are doing the sewalong, you get the support of Lena, Maria and myself as well as anyone else who would like to play along with us.

If you don’t yet have a copy of the pattern, you can win a FREE COPY this week.  Hop on over to the Iconic Patterns Blog and leave a comment on this post to be in the running.  The competition is open for everyone and will go for 1 week, closing on Saturday, the 17 of May 2014.

Otherwise, the pattern is available as printed version or for immediate download as a pdf.   View pattern page

As well as it being very easy to fit (no set in sleeeves!!), I think it is also a great pattern to hack.  I’ve been collecting some ideas for a while on my Swing Coat board on Pinterest.

We are planning some fun add-ons for those who join us – fabric giveaways, some fun pattern hacks and anything else we can wrangle up.

Over the next 8 weeks we will be posting about fabric choice, pattern prep and some hacks allowing plenty of time to get your copy of the pattern if you don’t already own it, and source your fabric and other supplies.

We have already started up a Flickr Group to share photos and in progress shots for when  the sewalong commences so feel free to request to join now although not much will be happening there until the start of the sewalong in July.