THE Utility Jacket

Many like to start a new year with a challenge, usually that involves eating healthier, exercise more, be a better person or something along that line. I on the other hand decided to sew a jacket and not just any old simple jacket, but a jacket that involved 27 different pattern pieces printed on 78 pages. Like that wasn’t crazy enough this marvellous jacket isn’t even for me!

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

Let me introduce you to the Utility Jacket by Wardrobe by me. My husband was the lucky receiver this time. At first when I showed him the pattern he wasn’t all that excited, but now he is very happy with the finished product or at least he is smart enough not to say anything else.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

I used fabric called dry oilcloth in navy from Mind The Maker that I bought from Stoffdronning. This fabric is not forgiving, so making a mistake is not an option. If you have to undo your stitches there will be holes in the fabric from the needle. Saying that, I have never sewed anything as slowly and carefully as this jacket and my best friends were my ruler, chalk pencil and wash a way fabric glue.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

I marked up all my stitch lines to make sure I kept the seam allowance correct through out the project and used glue instead of pins where I couldn’t use my clips. This fabric doesn’t press well either so I used my fingers and heavy books to press down the seams. On a positive not it doesn’t fray and is not slippery – haha.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

I found a zipper at Stoff og Stil that had navy and red zipper tape, you can see a glimps of it here. I added red bar tacks to the pockets and a small piece of red bias tape for fun to one of the pockets.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.
Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.
Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

I love all the details this pattern offers and although it was time consuming and a bit stressful at times I really loved the whole process. Not to mention how much I learned.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

He chose the lining fabric himself and I think he did very good. He was also responsible for hammering in all the snaps. That part always makes me extremely nervous and since he is a total perfectionist I trusted him so much more than myself to tackle that.

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

Now my question to you is this: Are you inspired or intimidated? Haha! I would tell you that if you have some sewing experience and love a good quality sewing time then you should go for it. The instructions really guide you through it. Although this is market a mens pattern it works very well for women also. I might make one for myself – after a few years time that is!

Sewing mens clothes using pdf sewing patterns by indie sewing pattern designers.

If you made it all the way down to here I’ll give you the link again so you don’t have to scroll all the way to the top, click here to get your copy of the amazing Utility Jacket.

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Dagbjört

Author: bydagbjort

I'm a mom to four fantastic kids, three boys and a girl. To teenagers and to toddlers so never a dull moment in our household :) We are from Iceland but have been living in Norway since 2001. I have a newfound passion for sewing. My hubby travels a lot for work and I needed something to do at night when the little ones are a sleep because suddenly my teenage boys would rather hang with their friends or play on their pc's than be with me - why is beyond my imagination :) Thanks to Pinterest I found some amazing sewing bloggers, whom I've been stalking, and realized that I could dig out my sewing machine and start sewing. Now it's all I think about. I've been hoarding pdf patterns and learning from all the amazing tutorials that are out there. I've decided to try out this blogging thing as well to document my sewing journey. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for stopping by, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! XOXO Dagbjört

2 thoughts on “THE Utility Jacket”

  1. OMG you sure did amazing 👏👏 this jacket is a major undertaking and you just killed it 🥰❤️ Oskar also did a great job modeling 😘 I’m not at all surprised that he loves it 👏 bravo Dagbjort 👏👏

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