When I moved to Wellington 2 years ago my clothing needs changed. Wellington weather is very changeable and is consistently awarded the windiest city in the world.
I own a trench raincoat which I wear all the time but I’ve been wanting a casual windbreaker which didn’t look like it came from an outdoors shop. Kristen posted her Waver jacket and I was inspired.
I sourced the same grey waterproof wool from Drapers Fabrics. It was 80cm less than the recommended fabric amount but it was the last of the roll.
I cut a size small with no adjustments. There was even fabric left over! I lined the hood with waterproof fabric rather than the lining fabric. The pattern came together easily I followed all the steps closely. I lined the pockets with scraps of merino wool for extra warmth on cold days and double stitched around the pockets for extra durability. I matched the colour of the toggles with the snaps. It’s these details that make sewing satisfying!
The jacket is lined in polyester. I love the pop of colour it’s much more inspiring to wear when it’s cold, wet and/or windy.
The one area I had trouble with was the hem. The fabric sagged around the middle back. I fixed this issue by pressing the hem in the centre back 1cm shorter than the sides. Next time I would add an extra 2cm to the hem of the lining and 1cm to the bottom of the sleeves.
I love this jacket it may be my favorite make of 2016. I look forward to making more outerwear this year.
Waver jacket with my Inari dress.
Thanks for reading ❤
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What a superb Waver jacket! I don’t know why I haven’t made one yet, I’m sure I’d wear it tons!
Thanks Ginny! It’s a great jacket pattern.
I’m proud of you =)
Aww thanks lovely lady 😘