This week I’m joining over 25 other bloggers to showcase Zierstoff Patterns. Zierstoff have a great range of PDF patterns designed in Germany.
Today I’m going to show you this jacket – the Lilia Jacket.
This pattern is a hooded jacket designed to be made up in fleece and is available in 4 different size groups covering from size 6 months all the way up to ladies size XXXL!
The instructions for this pattern are simple and easy to understand, in fact the whole pattern is actually super-easy and recommended for beginners – there is even a really helpful YouTube video that takes you through the entire construction from beginning to end, which I loved.
This jacket has some special little details, and even though they are deceptively simple to do, they make the jacket really unique.
Firstly, I love that this pattern is designed for fleece and uses the natural properties of fleece expertly – the way it stretches VS the way it holds, and the way it doesn’t fray and therefore doesn’t need hemming! I used a Husky Polar Fleece in ‘Eggplant’.
The video tutorial uses an overlocker to do most of the construction, but because the fleece doesn’t fray, there is no reason that you couldn’t use a regular sewing machine from start to finish.
In lieu of a hem on the edges of the jacket, I used a ‘stretch blind hem’ stitch, one of the built-in stitches on my Brother My Star 3. This created a scalloped effect.
The jacket also has large pockets (my regular readers are familiar with my passion for pockets!), I used the same stretch blind hem stitch to appliqué the pockets on.
The sleeves are finished with wide bands. Nice and easy, and gives a neat look. I found the sleeves to be quite long, so I fold them up, I like the look of that.
The jacket ended up being quite long on me, but I’m a little shorter than average.
The Lilia Jacket is available to buy directly from Zierstoff Patterns, in English and German, in 4 different size groups:
*read further down this post for a special discount!!!
The Show Your Stoff Blog Tour
I hope you’ve enjoyed my stop on the blog tour today. Make sure to click through and visit the other awesome blogs on the tour:
Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews, Inspinration, Tenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday,
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstress, mahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Rhonda B Handmade, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12- Sprouting Jube Jube, Glitter in my Coffee, Thread and Scissors, Kaleidothought, Idle Sunshine
Thursday April 13- mahlicadesigns, Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina Makes, Lulu & Celeste
Friday April 14- Tales of a Tester; Anne-Mari Sews; Bless, by Tone; Nap Time Creations; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Sprouting Jube Jube, Musings of A Seamstress, Stitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique
….and something for the readers – Zierstoff are generously offering all Show Your Stoff readers a 30% discount for the entire month of April! Use the code MahlicaDesigns30
Thanks for reading!