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The Ilford Jacket is a versatile style that’s modular design makes for a pattern that is simple, yet impactful. It can be customized a million different ways and really is a “choose your own adventure” type of pattern that incorporates your design sense into the project!
It features drop shoulders and comes with two sleeve options: a placketed sleeve with cuff, and an easy to sew boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. It also includes two lengths as well as a bunch of pocket templates that you can mix and match! The possibilities are endless! You can wear the Ilford as a jacket or shirt depending on the fabric you use. This is a fun, skill building pattern that you will want to make/wear again and again! This pattern is for everyone and looks great on all genders! This top was drafted using sample measurements for a B cup and a height of 5’6”.
Sewing Level Confident Beginner, Intermediate
Size Range XS-7X
The Ilford Jacket is designed for wovens and can be made from a wide variety of fabrics. For a boxier look, go for a lightweight canvas, linen, denim, or corduroy. It also looks amazing in a drapey woven. When sewn up in a flannel, it is the perfect fall layering piece.
Yardage listed below includes 1/4 yd (0.2 m) for pockets. You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.
Regular length jacket:
Sizes XS – 7X: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2.25 – 3.5 yd (2.1 – 3.2 m) // 54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 1.75 – 2.75 yd (1.6 – 2.5 m).
Sizes XS – 7X: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 4.6 yd (2.5 – 4.2 m) // 54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 2.3 – 3.3 yd (2.1 – 3.0 m).
5-12 buttons (any size is fine, but we recommend 1-1.5” buttons)
1 yard fusible interfacing (weight depends on the fabric you are using but light to mid weight is recommended)
For inspiration, visit @fridaypatterncompany and #IlfordJacket!
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