The Flynn jacket is a loose-fitting jacket designed for woven fabrics. With two different styles, it is the perfect layering piece for autumn and winter.
Flynn features a wrap around collar, a high-low hem and in-seam pockets. All seams are finished with bias binding, for a beautiful and high-end finish. The Flynn jacket can be worn open, or closed discreetly with a hook and eye.
View A has a dropped shoulder and sleeve with a hem facing. It also features an inverted box-pleat in the back. The sleeves on View A are designed to be worn either straight or folded back, for a more casual look.
View B is sleeveless and features armhole facings and a flat back piece (no pleat). It has been designed to be worn over long sleeve tops and dresses. It works equally well worn over sleeveless tops and t-shirts. View B has a closer fit to View A, due to its sleeveless design and flat back piece.
The pattern is placed at a Level 2 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, and was designed for advanced beginners who are ready for new challenges. Through careful drafting and beautiful finishing techniques, this pattern will have you feeling very proud of both the inside and outside of your new handmade jacket. It is a great entry level jacket as it does not require lining, and due to its oversized silhouette, it is easy to achieve a good fit.
By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: sewing curved seams, sewing pockets, setting in sleeves and bias bound seams.
Suggested fabric and notions
The Flynn jacket is compatible with bottom-weight fabrics such as: denim, cottons like canvas, duckcloth and drill, and heavyweight linens.
- Coordinating thread
- 6 - 10m (6.5 -11 yds) x 25mm (1in) single-fold bias tape OR 1m (1 yd) of lightweight cotton fabric to make your own.
- Optional : 1 x small hook and eye