Introducing the Studio Collection - fun sewing patterns that are designed to be sewn fast, with professional results, in designs that are chic for women of all ages and shapes. The Studio Collection's method of design and drafting and simple sizing is unique in our pattern line.
This vest or jacket comes in two sizes – that can be further adjusted by the width at the side seam –has a cut-on draped collar and shaped back and shoulder seams that help the vest and jacket lie properly across the shoulders. Creative angled pleats sewn in the front shapes the jacket or vest and enables the draped collar to drape exactly where it should. Long scrunchable sleeves fit close to the arm.
This crazy-fast sewing pattern can be sewn in UNDER FIVE MINUTES. Yep, in less time than it takes you to brew coffee, you’ll have a new vest! It will take longer to cut the pattern out than it will to sew it. Our video instructions show Christine sewing the vest in just over four minutes, and we include the time she spends at her serger and weaving the serger thread tails in for a clean finish.
The Studio Collection is uniquely crafted. Christine drafts the patterns on paper, , and she tweaks each iteration of the design until it’s perfect by sewing many samples. The final version is then scanned and traced in a professional designer’s illustration software and produced in two versions, a print-at-home version that is tiled and a copy-shop print version that you can have printed full size on one sheet of paper. With simple sizing, a design that starts with draping and drafting, and Christine's RTW professional results approach, you know you can succeed at sewing with knits with the Studio Collection.
Styling the new Studio Collection Vest or Jacket:
Choose a drapey rayon/lycra or ITY knit or print knit for the jacket or vest. This jacket or vest hangs best with a soft recovery knit.
Patterns, Prints, Stripes or Solid – your choice!
Sew the vest in an army green knit worn over denim shorts and a cap sleeved shirt-tail hem relaxed fit tee, flat t-strap sandals and a crossbody bag with fringe for a summer outdoor concert vibe
Make the jacket version in a striped jersey knit to show off the draped neckline. Pair this with a slouchy tee and white slim boot cut jeans or skinny jeans and beaded sandals for a summer weekend look
Try it in a black ponte over a bright colored top and pencil skirt for a chic work look. Belt the jacket or vest over a blouse and trousers as another workweek option.
Go easy with the jacket in a charcoal gray rayon lycra over yoga leggings and yoga top on the way to or from the studio or just lounging on a Saturday morning.
Try the vest in an ethnic print knit over faded boyfriend jeans and a slim long sleeved knit top. Wear these with your favorite flip flops and pair with a big tote and sun hat for a perfect farm and flea market look.
Wear the vest over a swimsuit and wide leg linen pants with your favorite flip flops for a beachy look. The vest or jacket makes a great post-swim cover-up.
Drape the vest over a slim fitting tee and maxi skirt with flat sandals and a long statement necklace for an evening pool-party look
For fall and winter, make the vest in a sweater knit and layer over a slim fitting tee and distressed boyfriend jeans with booties. The slim sleeves need to be made in a fabric that has at least 40% stretch (with Lycra) but you can make the vest version in any drapey knit from a delicate Haatchi slub knit to an open sweater knit.
The jacket in black ponte is a perfect companion to your favorite jeans, with a classic white tee and your favorite sneakers for the weekend, or with your favorite heels for a casual Friday outfit.
You’ll make this jacket and vest over and over again, it’s so fast to sew. Plus, with just two sizes, you can make a gift for a friend, your mom or your daughter!
Fabric kits to go with your pattern
And, because we know you want the PERFECT knit fabric - we're offering special fabric kits of the best knits Christine Jonson can source. Each kit includes 2 yards of fabric, suitable for making one vest or jacket. To order more than one kit of one color, just put in 2 (for two kits) or order one of each color. Note, the kit doesn't contain the pattern, you'll need to order that separately (above). You can also order just the pattern and use up that fabric stash you have!