Cordova Jacket, Inside Out

Hey everyone! I’m so glad you like the new Cordova Jacket pattern. Hearing the excitement in your comments and tweets about each new design makes all the hard work feel so worthwhile!

By request, here’s what it looks like inside out. That emerald green lining looks great, doesn’t it?

There’s a facing at the back, and at centre front.

A pleat at centre back in the lining is there to allow for ease. (Picture reaching your arms forward, to give someone a hug. If there’s no pleat there’s a chance your back lining will rip down the centre seam!)

If you rolled up the sleeves, you’d get to see the contrast lining! Something to consider if you like to have your hands free and your sleeves out of the way. I once had a blazer with striped sleeve lining. It looked so great with the sleeves rolled up, I never rolled them down!

There isn’t too much to say about the lining except that it’s a great place to use a bright coloured lining fabric. Why not? No one will see it, but it will look fabulous when you hang up your jacket.

Can you see all of the boxes in my office? It’s a madhouse in here! Just when I think my office is finally spacious enough, right?

I certainly have my hands full. Must get these patterns assembled so I can get back to sewing!

It’s good news for you, as many of your favourite patterns are being restocked so we never sell out of a pattern again! (Hopefully.)

Thanks to everyone who’s ordered the Cordova Jacket! Your orders are shipping out as soon as I can get them out the door. Remember the mail may be a little slower as we’re well into the holiday shipping season.

Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy sewing up this great little jacket!

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33 Responses to Cordova Jacket, Inside Out

  1. Tsigeyusv November 27, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    That is a gorgeous jacket.
    What’s the difficulty level? How would it be for a womanly figure? I’m busty and heavy, but I’ve been looking for a professional looking jacket and this is it!
    Will you be doing blog posts regarding the making of it? I’d love to make this, but it’d be nice to have someone hold my hand while I do it.

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      It’s about an intermediate difficulty, I would say that the hardest part is working with lining and perhaps setting in the sleeve. A zipper is easier than buttonholes, the pleated sleeve caps are easier to set in than a regular sleeve, and the fact that it’s collarless makes it easier than if there was a collar and lapel.

      The princess seams make it easier to adjust for a curvy bust – here’s a tutorial on adjusting these type of princess seams to fit a fuller bustline!

      I know I won’t have time to run a sew-along for this jacket and in the short-term I don’t have any tutorial posts planned. In the future, when I make another sample, I’d be happy to put together some sewing posts but I am not certain when that will be!

      • Tsigeyusv November 30, 2012 at 5:23 am #

        It just went on my holiday shopping idea list.

  2. Ashley November 27, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    honestly, I kind of like the inside out look! You should try to make the jacket purposefully with these contrasting fabrics! It’s a real statement.

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      That would be a real statement, for sure! It’s easy to use contrasting fabrics with this pattern, as there are panels across the front and back. Either different colours, or even different textures and materials would add interest to your project!

  3. maddie November 27, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    This baby is going to sell like hot cakes! Your office will be empty in no time!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      I hope you’re right! So far it’s doing very well!

  4. Jenny November 27, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I’m placing my order for this jacket and the Cambie on Friday. Can’t wait to get it!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  5. Nothy November 27, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Oh, I love this jacket. It looks so comfortable but it also has structure. And I always make my linings wild…it’s like having that little guilty secret

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      I love it, a guilty little secret! It’s a great way to work in bold colours that you might not want in a full garment.

  6. Sarah November 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    The jacket looks fantastic. Do you think I could make it with a set in sleeve minus the gathers. The gathers are not a great look on me. Thanks and love your patterns.

  7. kaitui_kiwi November 27, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    It is so beautifully made you could almost wear it inside out – The centre front panels would look great in a contrast fabric! :)

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      It sure would look great with contrast fabric panels! The lining finishes the inside off very nicely.

  8. Melissa November 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    This would be perfect for my work wardrobe!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Thank you! I think it’s great for work wardrobes, probably in less showy fabrics than the ones I’ve chosen.

  9. Sarah Connell November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Looks just as good on the inside! I can’t wait to see some of the pattern tester versions…

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Coming soon!

  10. Aida November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Talking about lining, know any site online for funny lining fabrics? Locally I’ve found so far only solid colours, which can give a wonderful contrast, but I’d love to find sth with say stripes, polka dots…. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  11. Amy November 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    I’m just catching up on my reader, and I love the bew hacket! It looks great on the inside! But, what are all those boxes for? Are they really all filled with extra patterns?! Wow!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Oh yes they are! Isn’t it impressive and a little bit frightening to think how many patterns are hidden in those stacks of boxes?

      The scarier part? I have to assemble them all! (Slip the tissue into the instruction sheet, then slip the instruction sheet into the envelope and tuck the tabs in…)

  12. ShanniLoves November 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    It’s perfect!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Thank you!

  13. Carolyn November 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    It’s really a gorgeous jacket- inside and out… and selling out of patterns- I think that’s a sign you’re doing something right!

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      Thanks! Yup, it’s a good sign to be reordering!

  14. Michelle November 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Ooooh, this looks nice! But I’m scared… I don’t know if I’m sew savvy enough to make this jacket! What level would this be considered- intermediate?

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      I’d say intermediate, although some of the pattern testers said it could be workable for an adventurous beginner. It’s not particularly challenging to make but there is lining to contend with and sleeves to set in.

  15. kristonlion November 28, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    OOOoooOOO! I’ve never pictured myself in a peplum until now! And I adore the inside out look as well. Can you buy double sided zippers?

    • Tasia November 28, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Yes you can! Well, it depends on your fabric store. Do you mean double-sided as in they open from the top and bottom? Or double-sided as in the slider can work on the front and back, so the garment can be reversible?
      Both types exist, but it may take a little work to locate them!

      One thing to consider if you’re buying a double-ended zipper (opens from top and bottom) is that they may be tricky to shorten. And also, they’re usually not available in every colour. (Which is fine if you’re OK with using black or white or navy on your project.) Good luck!

      • Kriston lion November 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

        Thanks! Ya I think I would LOvE to make it reversible! It looks so great inside out, but I’m loving the peplum too! You can never have too many jackets! Thanks for making so many awesome patterns!

  16. Joanne March 11, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Hi Tasia,
    I have hit a serious roadblock with this pattern. I’m making view B (without top peplum) and I’m at the point where I’m supposed to set in the peplum, but it seems as though it fits all the way around, and I notice in the pictures it’s not supposed to go all the way down at the back.
    There is no marking on the pattern pieces to show where it’s supposed to stop and in the instructions there’s no measurement of how far up it’s supposed to stop.
    Maybe I’m just missing something…
    Please help!