February 1, 2023

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Murcot Puffer Vest, the Club pattern for February!

Stay warm and cozy in a Murcot Puffer Vest! The Murcot is a puffer vest sewing pattern designed for curves with princess seams and the Cashmerette signature multi-cup sizing. Join Cashmerette Club for as little as $9 a month to get this pattern.

Your new go-to layering piece is here! The Murcot is a fully lined puffer vest sewing pattern with bust-friendly princess seams, a cozy inner batting layer, standing collar, and optional puffy welt pockets. Included in the pattern are two quilting templates, or get creative and design your own.

The Murcot Puffer Vest comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 (cancel anytime).

Sew your first Murcot with confidence with our step-by-step video sewalong! The Murcot sewalong is hosted by Saremy of Sew Sew Live and free to watch anytime.

Michelle is wearing a size 22 E/F graded to a 24 in the waist and hips. Her measurements are 48″ high bust, 51″ full bust, 46″ waist and 54″ hip, and she is 5′ 6″.

Jan Marie is wearing a size 6 E/F graded to an 8 in the hips. Her measurements are 33.5″ high bust, 37″ full bust, 28″ waist and 40″ hip, and she is 5′ 4″.

Meet the Murcot Puffer Vest

Designed for curves, comfort, and coziness, the Murcot features:

  • Bust-friendly design with shoulder princess seams and cup sizes C-H
  • Warm puffer outer layer created by quilting the main fabric to batting
  • Full lining for a clean inside finish
  • Collar that stands up and keeps your neck warm
  • Snap closures
  • Optional puffy welt pockets to keep your hands warm and store all your stuff
  • A step-by-step video sewalong that is available to watch anytime

The Murcot is rated intermediate and comes with two quilting templates: View A has horizontal lines that angle to a V at the back, while View B has wavy lines that run up and down. Or get creative and design your own—we want to see you show off those free-motion quilting skills!

The Murcot is designed for light-to mid-weight non stretch woven fabric such as cotton, woven polyester, or nylon. The lining can be made with a lightweight non-stretch fabric and the batting should be a high loft batting approximately ½” thick, such as 6 oz polyester batting, Quilters Dream Puff, or wool (standard cotton batting will not provide enough loft for the puffer look).

Michelle is wearing View A in a cotton lawn. Jan Marie is wearing View B in a tencel twill.

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Murcot Puffer Vest:

Here are the fabric requirements for the Murcot:

A lot of craft stores sell pre-packaged batting by quilt size. All sizes of the Murcot will fit on a twin/single sized length of batting or larger.

Here are the finished garment measurements:

15% off Rick Rack Textiles and Atelier Brunette!

Our friends at Rick Rack Textiles and at Atelier Brunette want to help you create your dream Murcot with 15% off throughout February, exclusively for Club members!

Based in Calgary, Rick Rack Textiles carries a wide variety wearable wovens, cozy knits, and other fabrics that make for beautiful clothing. Shop locally for all your sewing needs, or online with shipping to the US and Canada.

Atelier Brunette creates timeless fabrics that allow customers to create unique one-of-a-kind garments. Each and every detail is imagined to inject a true identity and consistency in the making of a handmade wardrobe. Shop in person in their Paris store or online with shipping worldwide.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into bum adjustments. Small bums, full bums, round bums, flat bums—all bums are welcome! If you’re looking to get a better fit out of your me-made pants and skirts, Jenny is here to help.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month is all about fabric shopping! Jenny’s sharing her top tips when shopping in store and online, and spilling the tea on her all-time favorite shops.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Murcot Puffer Vest and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after February 2023? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Murcot Puffer Vest.)

2 thoughts on “Cashmerette Club: Meet the Murcot Puffer Vest, the Club pattern for February!

  1. Carol Ray says:

    Can the Murcot Puffer Vest be lengthened to hip length?

    1. Ayelet says:

      Sure! You can extend the seams straight down or curve them outward to give you more room in the hips, depending on what you need. Or you can use the lengthen/shorten lines on the pattern pieces, or a combination of the two.

      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

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