These are some of the posts at Sewingplums about jackets.
And about quick and easy patterns for them.

Speedy sewing patterns

Pattern companies claim the patterns in these posts can be sewn in less than 2 hours. Even though what is quick for an expert is slow for a beginner, that still means they only involve relatively easy skills.

Quick patterns update 2013
Quick patterns update 2012 – skirts, pants, jackets
Fast jackets from independent designers


Sources of jacket sewing advice
There are many different levels of difficulty for sewing a blazer. Unlined unstructured jackets with the simplest notch collar are no more difficult to make than a blouse.

These are some posts about blazer patterns and styling :
Notched collar blazer, styling details
Shawl collar blazer
New blazer patterns for winter 2013
Turned up collar

Other jacket styles

There are more posts at Sewingplums about patterns for other jacket styles.

Jackets – cascade, revers, asymmetric
New jacket patterns, soft and shapely
Peplum jacket
Avant-garde shapes
Summer jacket – long straight

Summer jacket – kimono

Fashion parka
Lots of ease and big pockets
More parkas

Change style by changing jacket

Currently biker and bomber styles are nearly as popular as blazers, and there are many patterns for them.

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In this blog

See this post on
Independent pattern companies which specialise in unstructured jackets

Scroll down the lower left side menu for links to many tutorials on jacket making.

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