This pattern came out some time around 2001, but as someone who buys patterns on sale, then keeps them for years, I’m glad I finally got around to making this. I wanted a casual jacket to wear and decided that I wanted something in all black. I spotted this quilted coating on the Mood Fabrics website and knew that was what I wanted. The material is finished on the back side but it is recommended to line the garment. So with reviewing the pattern views, and this one (View A) being reversible, I decided that I would use black corduroy for the other side.
In my opinion, this is the perfect fabric choice for this jacket. I really like the length as well since it goes to just below the hip which makes it easy for sitting and driving or whatever. The pattern calls for no pockets on the reverse side (which for me is the corduroy), but as you can see, I added them. No point in having a reversible coat with pockets on only one side!
I lined the patch pockets with the red and black check fabric I had left over from my shirt (here).
Here is a picture of the pattern envelope so you’ll know which one I’m talking about. some of you may have this pattern.
All in all a successful project that I;m very happy with. This was also the easiest (and fastest) jacket/coat I’ve ever made.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Warm wishes to all…