Oliver + s school days jacket - pattern review
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Nicole
<table "="" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="550">
This unisex, hooded jacket and coat pattern from Oliver + S handles the elements as either a raincoat or a winter jacket.
This coat pattern features patch pockets and a choice of duffle closure details. It has an optional removable quilted lining and can be made with or without sleeves for additional warmth.
Buy the pattern
- Lovely quality paper which made tracing off the size I required very easy, as I do like to re-use my patterns, especially children's ones as they have a habit of growing!!
- Easy to use clear instructions
- Also a bonus detachable lining.
Working with the polyurethane laminate
- This fabric isn't particularly easy to pin so I weighted down the pattern and used a mat and rotary cutter to cut it out (naughty but great!)
- Using a walking foot made the fabric a dream to sew and I used regular needles and Gutermann sew-all thread which worked well.
- As the polyurethane can't be ironed from the sticky side I used a sew-in interfacing when needed.
- Top tip - when sewing seams, position the needle about 1cm in from the edge to give the walking foot a chance to grip the fabric, then reverse to secure the seam.
Fabric we used
The new polyurethane laminate is really lovely to sew and so soft to wear.
Michael Miller - polyurethane laminate - dumb dot
Michael Miller - polyurethane laminate - ta dot pink
Sorry to say that we're out of the lovely dinosaur lining but we have a great selection of dotty fabric!