What is another jacket in your closet? You cannot have enough of those can you? The Billie is the second jacket that I sewed for myself and I love wearing jackets, so these are just perfect for me. The Billie from Petite Stitchery* is a great pattern as you can both use woven fabrics and knit fabrics. I have a big stash of knit fabrics and I do my best to decrease this stash, which is working well so far (no new fabrics during the first two months this year (I just bought a couple new ones yesterday…)). My woven fabric stash is not that big (meaning, not that big as my stretch fabric stash), but I also do not sew often with woven fabrics. So when I get the chance I try to use some of my beautiful woven fabrics. My previous jacket was made of stretch sweat so I used a woven fabric instead this time.
The Billie comes in three lengths, crop length, waist length and hip length. I like my jackets to be long so that no cold air can come in through the back. Therefore I decided to sew the hip length jacket. I did shorten the jacket as I am only 162 cm (5’3) and the pattern is designed for 165 cm-175 cm (5’5-5’9) so I shortened it with 7,5 cm (3 inch). There is also a tall option included for people of 5’10 – 6’2 tall (178 cm to 188 cm). It is a unisex jacket so both men and women can wear it, how great is that?! You can make one for the whole family (it comes in baby and kids sizes as well).
Additionally, you can use snaps or a zipper. In the first test version I used a zipper, so for the second, final version, I wanted to use snaps, but I forgot to add the extra width for the snaps. So the version I am showing you also has a zipper.
The jacket is lined and you can put inseam pockets if you want to, like I did. Since the jacket is fully lined you can easily make it reversible if you use snaps or a zipper that can be used on both sides.
Fabric: Woven Jacquard that I bought at de Stoffenstraat
Pattern: Billie Jacket from Petite Stitchery*
Options: 2 different fits (regular and tall), 3 different lengths (crop, waist or hip length), 2 different sleeves (regular or balloon), zippered or snap front closure,
Sewing time: 2,5 hours
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 4 new fabric – used 14 fabric – 1 scrap piece) – in total 4 in 15 out
# Patterns in 2020: 2 in – 0 out
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Dank je wel! Ik vind deze bomber jackets altijd heerlijk om te dragen, zeker als het weer wat beter wordt.