A feminine fitted jacket that creates an instant hourglass figure! This great-fitting modern jacket is perfect for work, weekend or a special night out.
Princess seams and peplum seaming form a flattering silhouette. Choose from a flirty double peplum, or keep things simple with flat peplum seaming instead. The collarless neckline allows you to wear your favourite scarves easily! Jacket is fully lined, with pleated sleeve cap detail and zip front closure.
Whether you pick a dressy fabric like brocade, or a weekend fabric like corduroy, this jacket is sure to become a wardrobe favourite!
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Posted by Emily on 9th Dec 2013
I just finished my first Cordova this morning, and I am absolutely in love with the results! I have to admit, I was pretty intimidated at the thought of sewing a jacket (this was my first), but this pattern was a breeze to sew. The instructions were great (perhaps a bit on the short side, but I had no problems with them!), and the whole thing came together astonishingly quickly. I definitely recommend this for a first jacket.
The "intermediate" label for this pattern is pretty accurate - you do need to know your basic sewing skills, and I wouldn't recommend it for someone who has just started to sew garments, but for those with the basics under their belts, this is the perfect pattern! Oh, and the fit is amazing. Like, it looks and feels like it was drafted specifically for me. Win!!
One more note - I saw on several blogs that people were posting about the lower peplum piece being the same length as the back piece instead of slightly shorter (you'll know what I'm talking about when you read the pattern instructions). The pattern pieces *are*, in fact, the correct size, you just have to be *very* careful about the fact that the peplum pieces are cut with bias edges, so they stretch very easily. It might be a good idea to stay-stitch, or even add stay tape, to the edges of those pieces.