Many jacket patterns from companies which have few if any tailored patterns.
Most of these patterns need the same sewing skills as making a quite simple blouse or dress.
(See the left menu for help with more advanced jacket sewing.)
This can’t be a complete listing of pattern sources. With the relative ease of producing download patterns, there are new pattern company start-ups daily. It would be difficult to keep up with them all.
But these are the main companies I know of which don’t focus on blazers and tailored styles.
Tissue paper patterns unless download is mentioned.
Here’s a post from Sewingplums specifically on speedy jacket patterns from independents – patterns the companies claim can be sewn in less than 3 hours.
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Cutting Line (look under the Shop tab)
Cynthia Guffey (scroll down)
Deer and Doe (French)
Gail Patrice (scroll down)
Green Pepper (outdoor gear)
Onion (Danish instructions, sold in English at this site)
Stof & Stil (Danish)
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These are just some of the companies.
I haven’t included many companies with only 1 or 2 jacket patterns
Or companies which specialise in pieced quilted jackets (much though I love them). Though I have included several with ‘multi-fabric’ patterns.
Or companies that mainly have patterns for converting sweatshirts.
I haven’t included companies which specialise in blazer and tailoring patterns. They’re often noted for the helpfulness of their instructions, but that’s not what this post is about.
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Of course there are many informal jacket patterns from the big pattern companies too. But when I look at their catalogues I’m easily overwhelmed by all the blazers and advanced tailoring (good opportunities if that’s what you love), and tend to forget there are easier possibilities !
Many different styles and levels of difficulty, so support the independents.
Immense riches and inspiration for those of us who are unhappy in tailored clothes 😀
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Links checked June 2015
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