Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aberdeen Jacket pattern

Hello again! I am back to share my latest pattern - the Aberdeen Jacket

This pattern is part of the Willow & Co Patterns SS2015 collection.

The Aberdeen Jacket comes in sizes (UK) 6-26/ (US) 2-22. This is a semi-fitted women's jacket featuring a wide shawl collar, two piece fitted sleeves, welt pockets, and an asymmetric hem and closure. There is an optional back waist strap to adjust waist fit, as well as options for lined or unlined, 3/4 or long sleeves, cropped or regular length, and button or zip styles. The button style includes a single breasted button closure, buttoning flaps over the welt pockets, and straps on the sleeve cuffs. The zip style features exposed zippers at the closure, pockets, and sleeve cuffs.

Whew! That was a mouthful. I have been working long and hard on this one. I may have overdid it with all the different options :) Seriously, with so many options its like having multiple patterns in one. You can make it with suiting fabric for a modern work look. Or go with the zip style for an edgy moto-ish look. You can make it with light fabrics and skip the lining for cool summer evenings. Or you can use a sturdy wool and add a comfy lining for winter. 

The regular length hits at the bottom of the hip for a more classic look, while the cropped length hits at the top of the hip and has a more modern look. The 3/4 sleeve ends about midway between the elbow and wrist, while the long sleeve ends about 1/3 of the way down the hand. I guess I prefer my long sleeves to be, well, long. So of course I made sure the Aberdeen's long sleeves had a generous length.

Okay, okay, enough with the talking, right? Here are some Aberdeens from my awesome testers. Please note that some elements may have changed during the testing phase. But I still just have to share them!

First, I want to give a BIG special thanks to Amy and Emi for all their help. You ladies are amazing! 

 First round of testing: jacket by Amy

 First round of testing: jackets by Emi

Second round of testing (a much better fit!): muslin by Emi (IG -konalumimama)












Thank you again ladies! I couldn't have done it without you.