I’m here today with a very momentous reveal of one of the patterns included in my forthcoming book “Sewing the Curve”. This reveal in particular means so much to me because I’m wearing it on the cover. Say hello to the Fairfax Jacket!
In “Sewing the Curve” I cover everything from the very basics through to the five core skills of sewing, and then, how to actually sew your first garments with the help of 6 brand new Cashmerette patterns. All the patterns included in “Sewing the Curve” are available in a printed packet at the back of the book as well as digital PDF patterns that you can download and print at home or send to a copyshop to print for you.
You have two options for pre-ordering “Sewing the Curve”:
1. Pre-order directly from us and get a copy signed by me! (Ships from the US)
2. Pre-order from Amazon or a local bookseller. (Click the button below to view options in your area.)
Where creativity, fashion and quilting collide: I’m excited to share a preview of the Fairfax Jacket.
Meet the Fairfax Jacket
The Fairfax Jacket is a loosely fitted, quilted jacket with huge potential for creativity! For a quick and easy sew, it can be made with pre-quilted fabric, or you can make your own out of any woven fabric you like. Get creative with a fun quilted stitching pattern, or even create your own patchwork fabric—the sky is the limit!
It’s often hard to find a quilted jacket that looks good on big boobs, but this one is darted with cup sizes so you can get a great look even with a larger bust. The Fairfax also includes a lot of bias-bound edges, great for adding a touch of color and practicing your bias binding skills. In fact, this pattern will help teach a number of skills also including sewing darts, patch pockets and trying your hand at creating quilted fabric! If you have you to dive into quilted garments, now is the perfect chance.
You can also choose from two views: a hip-length view with patch pockets or a cropped view with an optional tie closure.
The Fairfax is designed for pre-quilted fabric, or you can quilt your own fabric with light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, flannel, or chambray. You can use the same fabric for the outside and lining, or two different fabrics, and you’ll need a layer of batting in between.
Here are the fabric requirements for the Fairfax Jacket when using pre-quilted fabric (in yards):
|45″ wide fabric||View A||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||3 3/8||3 3/8||3 3/8||3 3/8|
|View B||2 1/8||2 1/8||2 1/8||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8|
|55″ wide fabric||View A||1 7/8||1 7/8||1 7/8||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8|
|View B||1 5/8||1 5/8||1 5/8||2 1/8||2 1/8||2 1/8||2 1/8||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 1/2||2 1/2|
Here are the fabric requirements when using non-quilted fabric (in yards; you’ll need this amount of outer fabric, batting, and inner fabric):
|45″ wide fabric||View A||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||3 3/4||3 3/4||3 3/4||3 3/4||5||5||5||5|
|View B||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||3 1/2||3 1/2||3 1/2||3 1/2||4 3/8||4 3/8||4 3/8||4 3/8|
|55″ wide fabric||View A||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||2 7/8||3||3||3||3|
|View B||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 5/8||2 3/4||2 3/4||2 3/4||2 3/4|
Have you had the chance to pre-order your copy yet? After checking out the Fairfax Jacket I hope that you’re even more excited about the possibilities of what you can learn and create with the help of “Sewing the Curve”. I can’t wait to see what you make.
Photo credit: Linda Campos