A quilted jacket is such a satisfying project, because you really get to work with your textiles and learn some impressive sewing skills. The Easton jacket features an oversized fit and dropped shoulders with a shawl collar and snap closures on the center front. In addition to learning how to quilt the outer fabric, you’ll learn how to line the jacket and finish the collar and hems with bias binding.
For the outer fabric, experiment with chambray, poplin, quilting cotton, denim, twill, and linen. For the inside, shirting and lawn also work. Go monochromatic with matching shades, pair denim on the outside with a pop of printed lawn on the inside, or experiment with texture or color blocking when you quilt your fabric.
Morgan is wearing a size 20 Easton jacket. Her measurements are 48 inches, 41 1/2 inches, 52 inches, and she is 5 feet, 9 inches tall. This fabric is a 4.8 oz Denim Chambray from Fabric.com.
Fabric & Fit
Fabrics to shop: Selecting fabrics for this jacket is so much fun! For the outer fabric, experiment with chambray, poplin, quilting cotton, denim, twill, and linen. All of those same fabrics work for the inside, and you can also consider shirting and lawn. Go monochromatic with matching shades, pair denim on the outside with a pop of printed lawn on the inside, or experiment with texture or color-blocking when you quilt your fabric.
Notions: This jacket requires a few notions you might not necessarily have on hand, like lightweight batting, snaps, and a bias tape maker or bias tape.
Fabrics to avoid: We’re not saying that you can’t select thicker fabrics, like canvas, but keep in mind that you will be quilting your fabric, so the silhouette of this jacket can change significantly with thicker fabrics.
Fit: This jacket has plenty of ease, so you can stay cozy and use it as a layering piece. If you wear sizes 12-16, compare your body’s measurements to both the misses and curvy size ranges.
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