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Moto Jacket Pattern Tour

Moto Jacket Pattern Tour

Today, I’m happy to join the Moto Jacket Pattern Tour, hosted by it’s designer, the lovely Jennifer from Jennuine Life.MotoJacketTour-01I was lucky to be one of the testers for the Moto Jacket. During the test I made two jackets, already showed here. I wanted to take new pictures, for the tour, but it’s just to hot…  so I decided to make a new one, as a way to celebrate this wonderful pattern and also to show how versatile it can be.MotoJacketTour-02You must have notice by now, that the jacket has no sleeves… That’s right, I turned into a vest! Also I used a knit as main fabric. Jennifer recommends knits for the sleeves and collar (great way to repurpose old sweaters!), but I thought this pattern would make a cool knit cardigan. Since I’m planning my son’s “back-to-school” wardrobe, I wanted to make an outfit, so I pair it with the Mini Hudson pants. My son loves to wear track-suits on a school day, and I have a pet-hate for them, but if they all look like this, I’ll be glad to bend to his will!MotoJacketTour-03I made no alteration to the armscye, simply adding a band in the same ribbing as the collar and welt pockets. The side zipper is such a cool feature, and the length is perfect! The grey knit is bit thick, it’s the Denim-look college from Nosh, so it has a nice structure, and worked pretty well on this pattern. The lining is a jersey knit also from Nosh, with a bit more stretch. I had to be careful not to stretch it to much when attaching it to the jacket.MotoJacketTour-04In the end, it came out just as I intended. The instructions are so easy to follow. Jennifer’s illustrations are some of the best I’ve seen in patterns (and really beautiful too!). Also she explains every little detail very thoroughly, like, for example, how to shorten the zipper.MotoJacketTour-05Don’t forget to check what all the other lovely ladies are doing! Jennifer is offering a 25% discount on all her patterns using the code “MotoTour”, and there’s also an amazing giveaway.

Thanks for having me, Jennifer!Moto Jacket Tester Tour

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  • Jenn

    August 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm Reply

    I love the vest modification! Very cool for school! Thanks so much for testing and touring with me!

    • Diana

      August 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm Reply

      Thank YOU Jenn! It was a thrill to be a part! 😀

  • Emi

    August 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm Reply

    This is so cool! I love that you made it warm-weather friendly! And the stripes — look at how nicely they are matched in the pocket!!

    • Diana

      August 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Emi! We are having such a hot summer, I couldn’t ask him to put on a warm coat. I really love how it turned out!

  • Bethany

    August 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm Reply

    This looks great as a vest – I love the whole outfit. Your son is lucky to have you making such cool stuff for him!

    • Diana

      August 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm Reply

      Thanks Bethany! I’m glad you liked it! 😀

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    August 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Beth C

    September 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I just love this–it’s so great to get some good inspiration for boys clothes that are cool and fun to sew but also appeal to the kiddos that just want to pull on sweats every day, like my guy!

    • Diana

      September 18, 2015 at 11:08 am Reply

      Thanks Beth! I know exactly what you mean! I’m glad you liked it! 😀

  • Karly Nelson

    September 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm Reply

    LOVE the colors of this! The stripes are so fun!

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