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Seamwork Audrey jacket

My version of the Seamwork Audrey jacket

The seamwork Audrey jacket is a denim jacket pattern, but you could also make it out of corduroy or twill. It’s made for woven fabric and is fairly loose fitting.

Notions needed:

  • About 2m of fabric
  • 12 denim buttons
  • Small rectangle of lining fabric
  • 4 spools of matching thread!!! (400m)

Time taken: 2 days + 4 evenings

Learning opportunities:

  • Topstitching/ triple stitch
  • Welt pockets
  • Button holes

What I wish I had known

  • That I needed a whole 4 spoils of thread
  • This wasn’t a quick job

My version:

I sewed mine with some slightly stretchy denim. I didn’t sew stretch seams so the stretch simply adds a bit of added comfort. The fabric was from ‘the textile centre’ on eBay and the buttons were also from eBay. The pocket lining was from John Lewis (sevenberry?) but sadly you don’t really get to see it which is a shame.

I’m pretty happy with my version, there are some imperfections around the collar which I think are more obvious because of my choice of fabric – only the surface of the pattern is actually deep purple, the reverse of it is indigo. So when the edge of the fabric is showing you can tell quite easily. I might go over it with a purple fabric pen.

When to sew and wear:

It’s not lined so it’s perfect for warmer weather in spring and autumn or for summer evenings.

Overall sewing experience:

Overall I highly recommend this pattern, and I hope to sew another for myself soon.

Other than the imperfections mentioned above, sewing this jacket went pretty smoothly, the instructions were well written, and the fit is good. There are a few places such as the front panels and waistband where I felt the need to baste before sewing, mostly because I was struggling to get them just right.

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