Sew Bossy: A Sweatshirt Jacket

Sometime last year I contacted my friend Megan at Made By Meg about doing the Sew Bossy Initiative . Needless to say with moving, projects, school and holidays the project kept getting pushed back. January hit and Meg & I had the same idea, time to get stuff done! Megan is awesome! She has that cool West coast city girl vibe going on and every sunny picture I see makes me just a little jealous. So the campaign goes like this, pick a fellow blogger and trade a pattern and notions. They sew what you decide and vice versa. Megan sent me this soft sweatshirt fabric, and the challenge of making a blazer from it. Since I already had the blazer pattern she sent an awesome indi-designer dress pattern, which I can't believe I have yet to cut into, Well little did she know that I cleaned my stash out and that blazer pattern was in the discard pile, so enters BurdaStyle's  Belted Wrap Coat.
I'm in LERVE! It is so comfy, so warm, so relaxed which is perfect for what I really need. If Megan had never challenged me I honestly would not have made this jacket and that's just sad. That oversized collar is so popular right now, and if I want to dress it up a little all I have to do is trade the tie belt out for a clasped one.
 I shortened the pattern by a lot, originally meant to hit at the knee, not really a short girl's friend.I also took the sleeves in a little just to take bulk out and give it a more slender look. I used an invisible hem stitch for the sleeves and hem to keep it clean. If you are wanting to try outerwear this is the pattern to get. There is no lining, no zippers, and no buttons.
 While we have snow on the ground I'm sure Megan is enjoying sunshine in California. Check out what I challenged her with and sent and see what she made!


  1. LOVE it! Makes me want to curl up in one myself. We should definitely do something together again ;)

  2. I love your version. I just made one.. this pattern is great

  3. I've just hit the jackpot finding this pattern (and then your blog) after an appeal on twitter & Instagram for an oversized collar jacket based on a RTW inspiration. I love the simplicity of this pattern, yet the collar stops it from being dull. Love your coat... I'm off to make mine!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see yours! The weather right now is so hot, when Fall is finally here I'll be busting it out!