Jemima Waistcoat Launch!

Jemima Waistcoat Blog

Forget the dreary, dark, masculine shapes of a traditional waistcoat and think flare, colour and texture. With this ladies semi-tailored sewing pattern that features feminine, flattering, fitted princess seams front and back with uniquely shaped contrast pockets, lapels and a centre back jigger. 

Inspired by our latest collection of HoH wool fabrics: Thistledown Marl, we wanted to create a pattern that was semi-tailored and easy to make, whilst using a fabric that is lovely to sew with and easy to handle. Best of all, because The Pattern Stash operates alongside Fabworks, there are plenty of unique and interesting fabrics that we can recommend to use for the waistcoat giving the best results!

The Jemima Waistcoat is a versatile fitted garment perfect for so many occasions. A stylish winter layer made from a wool bouclé or marled melton, or a light summer layer made from linen or a mid-weight denim/cotton type of fabric for a completely different look. The finished waistcoat is ideal for wearing over a polo neck jumper with boots in winter, or a summer dress and sandals in summer.

The Jemima Waistcoat is a semi-tailored sewing pattern. Please do not be scared. Tailoring to some people is a scary word but in this case, tailoring just means a bespoke garment that is completely unique (and tailored) to you. You can tailor any fabrics you choose to create a wonderfully fitted garment. There is even a measuring guide within the instruction booklet for you to check measurements and fit your waistcoat, allowing you to make any alterations as you go along, tailored to your body just for you. Wear it the way you want to wear it!

One of our favourite things about the Jemima Waistcoat is the large sculpted pockets that are created by the construction of the waistcoat. These are completely optional, but who doesn’t love a big pocket? The pattern is designed to use a contrasting fabric on the facing, in order to create a unique style - this element is completely personal to you, you can still use the same fabric as the waistcoat body if you prefer (this will result in no colour contrast). 

The Jemima Waistcoat has small panels that make up its fitted and sculpted shape, and is ideal for using up fabrics in your fabric stash! Maybe you already have some gorgeous wool pieces that you just can’t bear to see go to waste. Now they have found the perfect project where we can put them to good use! The Jemima Waistcoat is very customisable, we already have lots of ideas on our social media @thepatternstash to inspire you to create your own tailored waistcoat, and will be posting lots more now that the pattern has launched!

A pattern for sewists, made by sewists

I hope you love what we have created and that you can create garments you’ll just love to wearing time and again!

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