This is one of my latest completed projects. This is a Sandra Betzina Today’s Fit jacket pattern. I really LOVE this jacket! This material is a wool/poly blend (50%/50%), so it is dry clean only. Because I always like to prepare my fabric first and this isn’t washable, I used the damp towel with the fabric in the dryer method. I’ve done this before with wool and it worked out well. As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I had the perfect fabric to use for it.
As you can see in the picture, I did add the optional pockets. Since the jacket is unlined, I serged the edges and seams to give everything a nice finish.
While I really didn’t make any major changes to the pattern, there were a few changes. I cut off about 3″ from the front length and tapered that to the side seams (this is actually explained in the instructions). I knew that I was going to do this because some of the finished jackets I saw online seemed a bit long.
For the back of the jacket, I didn’t add the cording (didn’t have any), but in the end it didn’t seem to matter since it looks like it’s there. I love the V of the back panel too.
And for the fringe trim, I actually used the selvage edge of the fabric since it was basically fringed already. I cut it the width needed, and attached it as stated in the instructions.
This is a very nice, easy pattern to make. I might do this again sometime in a solid.