Best of 2022: Sienna Maker Jacket
Sienna is a chic utility jacket inspired by vintage French workwear. Designed for hard-wearing use by makers and artists, it functions as both stylish outerwear and a highly practical layer for use inside the studio.
With a slightly dropped shoulder, Sienna features a crisp notched collar which can be worn buttoned at the neck with an optional snap button. It is unlined and finished with durable seams.
Views A & B feature deep hip pockets, a hidden breast pocket and a waist-cinching belt with a D ring closure that can be worn closed, or open by looping the belt in the opposite direction; View A hits at mid-thigh and View B ends at the upper thigh. View C is a short chore jacket with button closure, optional sleeve pockets and a back button placket.
Pattern: Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Core Patterns
Skill Level: Intermediate
What you should know (or desire to learn) Setting sleeves, attaching patch pockets, attaching a collar, buttons and button holes
Fabric: Caramel Heavyweight Linen Twill
We couldn't go this month without a nod to the famous Carhart work coat. The part of nearly every workwear wardrobe, the caramel yellow jacket is practically part of American history. Rather than recreate it in whole cloth, though, I decided to mix it up with a heavyweight linen instead of canvas. The linen is sturdy yet soft and will only improve with age as you wear this coat for years and years!
Also in this box: Matching thread, topstitching thread, fusible interfacing, pocketing, D-rings, snaps and snap tool, and a sewing machine needle
I am not sure why they are writing to me for a review when I ordered it 2 weeks ago. First off, I got the wrong sized pattern. Although the photos show pictures of smaller and plus sizes the pattern you get is not. So, I have had to send it back and order a plus-size version.
I am a little surprised that I did not receive snaps. I have received buttons, so I am going to have to replace those with snaps.
The fabric itself looks great. I have not pre-shrunk it yet so I am going to do that and see what I am left with, although I think I will wash the lining even though I will have the end product dry-cleaned.
I have printed off the pattern and am about to stick it together so that I can trace it off. Would have been nice to receive a tissue pattern already to go.
So that is where I am at the moment.
I think it is rather nice that they send you a needle.