Closet Case Patterns Sienna Maker Jacket was my first project sewing my own lapels. I was very drawn to this pattern as it is inspired off of vintage French workwear. This jacket is simply amazing! The giant side pockets are the perfect places to carry around my crafting supplies anywhere I want and the overall elegance of the jacket design makes it a unique piece to wear out and about.
Pattern: Closet Case Patterns-Sienna Maker Jacket
Materials used: Pacific Blue Denims in Royo Denim Black, Robert Kaufman Chambray Dot in Burgundy, and embroidery floss.
Modifications: Added lining to the sleeves and pockets in the Chambray Dot fabric.
Size Made: 6 View B
I picked the Royo Denim Black as the main fabric because something as casual as denim combined with having a dark, elegant color really appealed to me. After checking out Instagram for some inspiration, I decided to add some of the Burgundy Chambray Dot as an accent fabric. I also tried my hand at some simple freehand embroidery on the small upper pocket and it really added a personal signature to the jacket that I’m proud of!
My original intention was to use the chambray fabric as the under lining to the collar so it would be a small accent to the jacket as a whole. Admittedly I misread the pattern and cut the collar pieces incorrectly making the chambray now the outer upper collar. I just decided to accept my misunderstanding as a design choice and continued forward! Because of this, I not only made my own bias tape to finish the collar facing edges, but also lined the sleeves and pockets to make sure the collar didn’t look too out of place. Now I can’t picture this jacket without the visible burgundy chambray pieces!
Overall this pattern and fabric were extremely easy to work with! I didn’t worry about any size adjustments and it really evolved into a lovely piece! After breaking the seal on these lapels, I’m ready to look to make more projects that involve them!