Jackets - Transition to Cooler Temperatures

Jackets - Transition to Cooler Temperatures

It's mid August and the temps are still in the 80's and 90's here in North Dakota. I can't imagine putting on a jacket right now as it's just too hot. However, cooler temps are just around the corner and we should be ready.

Adding a few easy jackets to our wardrobe is fun and the timing is perfect. We have several individual jacket patterns available as well as Fashion Duo's that include the pattern, fabric of your choice, and any additional notions including interfacing needed to complete the garment.

I'd like to highlight a few of our favorites below. Click on any image to see the item in more detail and click on any text highlighted in the color red to view the collection or item.

The Easy Rolled Edge Kimono is a quick and "easy" jacket to craft and wear in the same evening. I'm not making this up. The instructions guide you through the steps of measuring yourself, converting your measurements to the fabric, tearing the fabric to size, and sewing the garment using primarily your rolled edge stitch on your serger. The side seam from hem to edge of sleeve is sewn on your sewing machine for simplicity.

View our YouTube video on how to make this fun and simple kimono.

We have a Jersey Knit version of the Easy Rolled Edge Kimono as well. The jacket is so soft and almost feels like loungewear. So if your fabric preference is Batik Cotton Jersey Knit - Click HERE to view and shop this Fashion Duo.

Another fantastic kimono style jacket is from Simplicity 9124. This jacket is longer in the back and shorter in the front. The front facing and sleeve include optional contrasting fabric. Simple and flattering style.



I would have to say that I have made the Kwik Sew 3693 Jacket a dozen times. This is a simple and stylish jacket that has fitted sleeves and back. The fabric is fuller along the front. The front angles longer than the back.

This pattern is two jackets in one. The hoodie is a comfortable straight front with a nice fitting hood. Front pockets are a must and this pattern includes an easy method for adding pockets to the front of the jacket.


The McCall's 8052 Jacket and Vest pattern is very similar to the Kwik Sew 3693 pattern above. There is more fullness in the front and feels like wearing a scarf around your neckline. It's a beautiful fit through the sleeve and the back of the garment. Lengthen or shorten this pattern for your height.

The pattern is quite long and may require shortening if you are shorter than 5' 7".

The yardage for the vest version of this garment is less than the jacket. We created a second Fashion Duo specifically for the Vest.

And last but not least, this jacket - the Tabula Rasa Jacket - is one of my favorite jacket patterns. There are so many options included in this pattern.

The style is fitted and includes bust darts, fitted sleeve and side panel. Tabula Rasa allows you to mix and match fabrics to add to the style of your jacket. We selected three different batik rayon fabrics - two in the shade of Copen Blue and the third a coordinating shade of Dusty Topaz. You can absolutely make this garment with one fabric as well.

Our Fashion Duo includes the pattern designed by Fit for Art Patterns, Batik Rayon of your choosing, and interfacing for the front facing of the jacket.

You can also make this jacket from our Batik Cotton Jersey Knit.


I could go on and on with more of our jacket samples, but that is what shopping is for. Definitely click on the link to view and shop all of our Jacket Fashion Duo's and find one or two that are perfect for your fall wardrobe.


Take a minute to watch our YouTube video by clicking the image below. [ It will take you to YouTube to view this video. ]


Until next time... 

Keep Smiling, Sewing, and Sharing 

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