Double Collar Princess Jacket Sewing Pattern: Sew Your Own Boucle Jacket, Cropped Blazer or Long Jacket
The Double Collar Princess Jacket is your go-to for an EASY to sew fall/winter/spring blazer or jacket pattern. The Double Collar (or single collar, or no collar at all) jacket is impeccably designed with a forward-shoulder seam (to keep the jacket from rolling back when worn), shapely princess seams and multiple, customizable lengths.
For fall 2018 we're seeing tons of menswear fabrics - glen plaid, tartan plaid, tweeds. Of course, nubby boucle (knit or woven) are always popular cool-weather fabrics, too. This jacket is a great place to print-mix with your tee shirts. For fall, we're seeing a lot of pink/rose and gray - here we're showing a textured thinner rayon/wool/poly that looks like a pink solid but is print textured. It looks great with a heather gray and dark gray stripe tee shirt knit. The lighter textured woven fabric is perfect for the double collar - a chic couture detail that adds an extra something special to your outfit. On the right, a brown/cream heavier wool fabric would work great with a single collar. Shown here with a stripe French Terry, this mix of neutrals will look fabulous with jeans.
If you're heading for Spring 2018 in the southern hemisphere or a warm climate, this jacket is fabulous in linen! It's unlined, so it's cool and comfortable. You can also choose a rayon-blend twill or even a silk twill.
And you can make a classic "French Jacket" (you know the one we're talking about!) by omitting the collar altogether, cropping the jacket at high hip. No fussy couture sewing necessary You can add trim, including hand-crochet trim, or ribbon trim to the edges of the "French Jacket" version to look just like the famous designer jackets.
On our model, Kay, shown above, it's deliciously cozy in a boucle knit and wears like a sweater coat. You can see the detail of the double collar really stand out in a lighter weight fabric like a linen, twill, silk twill or lightweight wool blend.
- Tee shirt - try the bateau-necked Keyhole Top (without the keyhole), or Three Tees for a slouchy almost-dolman tee, the Banded Neck Tee from Travel Trio One or the Raglan Tee from Travel Trio Three
- Take Along Dress
- Perfect Pant Skinny
- Perfect Pant Classic Wide Leg (with a cropped jacket)