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Oliver + s school days jacket - pattern review

Tuesday, 12 March 2013  |  Nicole
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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.

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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!


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