A Statement Jacket – Sew Lisette Moto Jacket

You may recognize this jacket from an older post about my wardrobe sudoku contest entry. This jacket got a lot of love from the sewing community. And to toot my horn just a little bit, it was a great match of pattern and fabric.

I’ve long professed my love for everything from the Liesl + Co brand. That includes Oliver + S sewing patterns for children, her Sew Lisette brand for commercial pattern companies (previously Simplicity and now Butterick), and the Liesl + Co sewing patterns for women.

When I got the initial urge to participate in the wardrobe sudoku contest, this fabric soon became the focal point of all my planning. It is a special piece I picked up at the Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA a few years ago. Since nice apparel fabric stores are hard to come by in my neck of the woods this was a very treasured piece of fabric.

The Sew Lisette moto jacket (Butterick 6169) was a good contender for a jacket pattern. It’s a very stylish and simple pattern, great for a statement fabric like this green, black and cream tweed.

A few notes on construction and sourcing supplies

I used my Palmer Pletsch Jackets for Real People book for the bagged lining method and a few other construction tips. Liesl’s sewalong is also very helpful.

Since this was a fairly loose woven tweed I block fused interfacing to the entire piece of fabric before I cut out the pieces. I purchased my weft interfacing from Wawak. It helped to reduce the fraying of the fabric and also gave it a little extra body. I added a muslin back stay and small shoulder pads.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the zipper. The zipper is from Wawak as well. They have a great selection and amazing prices. Their shipping is fast and very reasonably priced. I bought 3 zippers (black, cream, and green) and simply used the one that matched the best and saved the other 2 for my stash.

 

 

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