Reversible Jacket for Fall or Spring Burda Style Magazine 05/2010 #126


This is one of the most comfortable little jackets I have ever made. It  is made by lining a cotton outer fabric with a cotton lining. Essentially, it is made by cutting two identical jackets and slipping one inside the other and then adding a bias trim to all the raw edges.


It is a little more complicated than that, but only in that there is a back and front yolk and a welt pocket, but only on the outer jacket. I will probably only wear the darker side out, anyway.


(I wish I had interfaced not only the pocket opening, 
but also the bias strips that make the welt.)

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I love the finished look of the bias binding attached with a colored zig-zag thread!


One of the two changes I made was to add buttons and button holes. It just seemed like the jacket needed them this time. Because I am tall, I added width across the upper back and lengthened the body and sleeves by 1".

I will definitely be making this again in a fun summer color like lime green.  It's always cold indoors in Texas, so I will throw on my fun little jacket with my shorts and sandals!





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