Tate - Lined Jersey Knit Jacket

Tate - Lined Jersey Knit Jacket

 I made this jacket for a young girl and decided on size 8.

The Components:

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

The Journey:

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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