All of you who thought Seth should get the Jet Pack (which was pretty much all of you! traitors.), sorry. It’s just not happening. I’ve been using it, and it is wonderful, and it is mine. But Seth’s consolation prize for me stealing it is pretty rad, too. Like, really. And possibly quite a bit more comfortable. The Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate link), part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel.
The pockets on this jacket are just fun. I love the circular opening, the binding, and the peek-a-boo lining. I also did some contrast stitching, following the pocket bag. I wanted to highlight those pockets as much as I could, since they are so cool.
I didn’t have enough of the grey fabric to cut the sleeves as one piece, so had to cut two pieces for each sleeve and then sew those pieces together. So there was a seam there, and the coverstitch hopefully makes it look intentional rather than an issue with too little fabric.
The grey fabric is a baby rib knit in charcoal for the outer, and a cream interlock knit for the contrast binding and hem. Seth had been wanting something made out of the camo thermal for a while, and it was the first fabric he pointed to in my stash when I told him to choose what he wanted. But it’s thin, and I knew it wouldn’t work well on its own. When I pulled the charcoal down as an alternative, he told me he wanted the charcoal on the outside and the camo on the inside. A lined Zippy Jacket? Why hadn’t I thought of that?! So I made one. I just cut the front lining the same as the front outer, only without pocket openings. After constructing the lining, and the jacket without collar or hem/sleeve bands, I layered the two together, then proceeded with the pattern as normal, for the most part (the zipper had to be layered in). The camo is also used as the pocket linings.
The lining makes it so there are no exposed seams through most of the jacket. And then I added a strip of knit along the collar seam, fully inclosing it. I felt like this jacket especially would benefit from this detail, since Seth doesn’t like the jacket zipped all the way up, so it hangs open at the neck.
Jacket: Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns. Size 8. Fabric is grey baby rib knit from Material Girls in SLC, cream cotton/rayon knit from Jo-Ann Stores, and camo waffle knit from Nuttal’s in SLC
Shirt: Shirt Woot!
Pants: Desert Pants, pattern by Ottobre. Blogged HERE
I was given the Zippy Hoodie to sew in exchange for posting about Perfect Pattern Parcel.