Sew Over It - Coco Jacket
Inspired by the classic Chanel boucle tweed jacket, Coco is stylish, flattering, ever-wearable and guaranteed to never go out of style. Perfect for in-between seasons, the Coco Jacket will add that little bit of chic elegance to your look.
A simple cropped jacket, it features a pretty round neck, princess seams, two-piece sleeve, full lining and optional braiding. That quintessential shape, Coco is a wardrobe staple, guaranteed to go with any outfit. Pairing beautifully with a high-waist, we love her over the Betty Dress for a beautiful wedding guest outfit. Or channel your inner Jackie O and sew an Ultimate Pencil Skirt in the same fabric to make a sassy co-ord suit.
With clean style lines, Coco is the perfect blank canvas. Make a statement with a bold, bright fabric, or keep it classic with an exquisite plain cloth. Have fun with textures for a truly luxurious jacket the real Coco would be proud of.
The Coco Jacket sewing pattern is designed for intermediate dressmakers. Although it’s not too difficult in terms of construction, we recommend you have a few other dressmaking projects under your belt before tackling Coco, but if you’ve never made a jacket before, it’s a great pattern to start with.
For the Coco Jacket we recommend a medium to heavyweight wool fabric, such as tweed, boucle, boiled wool or melton. For a lighter jacket, you could also try a jacquard, linen or viscose linen blend. If you are a beginner we recommend avoiding fabrics with a very loose weave (such as boucle) as these fray easily and can make your sewing more tricky.
The Coco Jacket is fully-lined, so you will also need lining fabric. We recommend using something with a silky finish so you can get the jacket on and off easily, such as satin, acetate, or even silk charmeuse for all-out luxury.
The Coco Jacket sewing pattern is available in sizes 8-20. See the size chart for details on measurements and fabric requirements.