Last year at The American Sewing Guild's banquet (Seattle Chapter), one of my girl friends had made a knee length coat using the Zig Zag Shirt from The Sewing Workshop. So, I decided I was going to use the same pattern to make a jacket. The pattern is very easy to sew and well drafted. I liked the construction that is used on the yoke, it creates a clean finish inside the garment. I made a size larger than my measurements. I did change the pattern. Here are the changes I made:
- I felt that the back of the yoke should be pointed to emphasize the pleat in the back and to complament the zag on the front of the yoke.
- I also lapped the seam lines in the back to show off the unique selvage that my fabric had and double top stitched.
- I used the selvage for the neckline edge also. Inorder to prepare the neckline of the yoke for the selvage. I cut off the seam allowence. I sewed the under yoke and the the top yoke together along the neck edge with a double row of top stitching.
- The beautiful fabric is from Pendelton Wool.