Tate - Lined Jersey Knit Jacket
I made this jacket for a young girl and decided on size 8.
- Fabric - Outer: 72" Batik Cotton Jersey Knit
- Fabric - Lining: 45" Batik Rayon
- Pattern: Tate (size 7 - 14) by Children's Corner Patterns
- Interfacing: Envy Silk
- Buttons: (6) 5/8 inch
- Thread: Madeira
- Sewing Maching: traditional sewing machine
The Fashion Duo: Tate (size 7 - 14, view A only)
- Fabric: You select the main fabric and the lining from our entire collection of Jersey Knit and Batik Rayon, or the combinations included in the Fashion Duo
- Pattern: Included
- Interfacing: Included
- Buttons: not included
I have always wanted to combine our Batik Cotton Jersey Knit with our Batik Rayon in a garment. The Tate jacket is the perfect first experience. Using the Batik Rayon as the lining was perfect. It will make the jacket easy to wear. I will not hesitate to combine these substrates in the future. Also, the weight and stability of our Cotton Jersey Knit is wonderful for this style jacket.
I took a few minutes to record my experience working with the pattern and the fabrics to create this garment. Take a minute to watch the video by clicking the image below. You will be redirected over to YouTube. I would love to hear from you, so leave a comment.
The video is a pattern review and summary of my experience sewing this garment with our batik fabrics. Below find a few additional details.
|The bodice of the jacket is designed as a traditional lined garment. There truly is nothing complicated about sewing the lining to the inside of the outer bodice. I did not use my serger to seal the seams. The seams included in the pattern pieces is 1/4 inch. As a jacket, I simply decided that it won't be washed frequently. No need for excessive seam finishing.
|The skirt is designed to be a full ruffle skirt. Double basting stitches are sewn to the lined skirt pieces. Gathering the Rayon/Jersey Knit combination took a bit of patience and time. I ran the basting stitches from one point to the other and will sew more start and stops next time. The thread won't break when gathering, it was a lot to gather in one thread pull.
|After the skirt is sewn to the bodice fold the lining down and hand stitch the lining to the skirt hiding the gathered stitches inside the jacket.
I hope you enjoyed reading and hearing about my experience sewing the Tate jacket. Leave a comment below - and enjoy making your own Tate jacket for your sweet young girl or boy, granddaughter or grandson!
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