Tuesday, February 20

Joy Jacket Love


Its here! I know you've all been anticipating this pattern release as much as me. Its been all over Instagram for weeks and is already taking the sewing world by storm.

The Joy Jacket has the most beautiful story about how it came to be, but I'll direct you over to Emily to hear the story, as its hers, after all. Gabriela of Chalk and Notch did an amazing job at bringing this to life. Its the perfect spring jacket and layering piece for nearly every season. I also noticed there is definitely nothing else like this in the indie pattern world. There are a few casual jackets out there, but not one like this. Its lightweight, drapey, soft, so comfortable to wear and matches everything.

Also remember in this post where I said I had no more gaps in my wardrobe? Wrong. I have exactly zero casual relaxed jackets. None. Lots of hoodies and wool coats (thanks to January and the coat making party) but nothing in-between. 





The Joy Jacket is a relaxed fit casual jacket with two views. One with a collar and square patch pockets, and one with a hood and slash patch pockets, though the pockets are interchangeable between views. It has optional cording at the collar/hood and at the hem, which can be threaded through grommets or button holes, or left off completely.

Its perfect made in rayon or tercel twill, something with just a little bit of weight and lots of drape. I used a 5 oz rayon twill I found at SAS fabrics warehouse in Phoenix but its the same rayon twill I have bough elsewhere. I usually buy mine from Fabric Genie on Etsy. They have tons of colors, fast shipping and I've loved my fabric from there. The shipping is more than a lot of places but the fabric is so cheap it kind of evens out. Fabric dot com has some here, Style maker has lots of tencel twill here and Raspberry Creek Fabrics just got some fabulous rayon and tencel twill in as well!




 Gabriella is also stocking hardware kits to make your experience making the Joy Jacket easier. Getting the right grommets was a bit tricky during testing and mine are actually quite large, but I don't mind them. I think they add a bit more of a casual sporty vibe and thats just fine with me. But she'll be sourcing a more traditional size for a jacket and zippers in lots of beautiful colors. So be sure to check that out.

So now for the stats:

I made a size 12 graded to 14 at the hips. I also did a broad back adjustment but I'm not sure it was entirely necessary in this pattern since it is relaxed. But Gabriella has a really easy way to add width if you do find yourself needing one. Simply add width through the back armhole seams (making less severe of a curve but starting and ending at the original points on the pattern) since its a raglan. Easy peasy! I am 5'8" and added no length. It fits great exactly as it comes.

I will say its not exactly a quick sew but not incredibly long either.  So worth it and it will easily become one of your favorite makes!



Can you tell we're fans??? (PS for reference, the navy and grey jackets are rayon twill, the pink is a more stable poly rayon twill from Raspberry Creek and the teal is a a poly rayon twill from Style maker.)

I'm planning more, as I could use this every day in Utah, even in summer in the evenings occasionally. I can't wait to see what you guys make with it and I hope you've been busy sourcing fabrics so you can get stared right now!


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Now for some extra fun, a GIVEAWAY! Follow and leave a comment here to win a copy of your own! Follow me on Instagram and like and comment on this post as well for more chances!! Closes Thursday at midnight and winner announced Friday!

33 comments:

  1. Love the picture of you all!! Your jacket is very you.

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    1. Right I’m so boring and predictable 😂

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    2. You just know your style. 😘

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  2. I cannot wait to sew up this jacket, it is perfection!

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  3. Love your jacket! It looks perfect for spring.

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  4. Y’all are tempting me...a jacket is not on the agenda but might be soon!

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  5. Top jacket! Casual jackets are so handy. You will wear yours a tonne

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  6. I was so excited to read your post! I am so glad you felt like this was a pattern you were missing. It was great to have your feedback during test and your photos turned out so beautiful!

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    1. Everyone in the sewing community will be wearing this come spring!

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  7. Loving all the posts on the joy jacket. Excited to make my own!

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  8. I’ve been loving the Joy Jacket and following the Hashtag on Instagram! Thanks for a giveaway!!

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  9. Great pattern that you beautifully sewed! Will leave my comment on instagram too!

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    1. It’s ok you’re still entered here :)

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  11. Not sure if id need this in the summer in Phoenix but its definitely great for winter. We will be traveling.back east this summer so win! I might be wearing it in the summer

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  12. Nice jacket! Looks perfect for spring!

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  13. I would love to make my own but afraid I’ll have to grade out a bit at the hips. May give it a go, though!

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    1. I graded out at the hips! It’s not hard at all:)

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  14. You and your friends make it look so cute! Love the story behind the pattern!

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    1. Thanks:) I think Gabriela made it look cute, we were just happy to wear them! Haha

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  15. This looks like the perfect transitional casual jacket!

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  16. I’ve never made a jacket (or used grommets), but this is so cute!

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    1. It was my first time with grommets too! Super easy though and you could also just use button holes

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  17. the more I see this jacket, the more I love it! Following via bloglovin' :)

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