Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Plaid Jacket Sew Along - My Oooh La La Jacket in Bamboo Fleece

Added Nov 2, 2013

by mademoiselle...

Marina Del Rey, ...






I chose a really lovey and cozy bamboo fleece from my fabric stash for this sew-along project. It’s a sweatshirt weight and so comfortable to wear. The pattern calls for quite a bit more fabric than I needed…I squeezed it out of about 3 yards. I didn’t add any seam allowance for the size small, and if I were to sew it again in a similar type fabric, I would probably take off another 5/8" all around, for a more fitted look. The sewing was super easy, and the body of the jacket came together like a dream!! I love the pockets especially; they are the perfect size and shape!! When I sewed the band to the body of the jacket though, something went a little wonky for me!! I think I should have used the grain A (instead of B, which is what I cut), especially since my fabric is a stretch. So I decided to scrap the pattern’s band and added a 4" in ruffle all around instead!! My final touches to the jacket included adding a scalloped-edge floral lace trim, a satin heart applique with lace and rosettes at back, a drawstring waist band at the natural waist, and a few hook and eye closures and satin bows down the front. I absolutely loved this pattern!! I would definitely like to make it again in a more jacket-like fabric, as the sample shows, but I know this bamboo fleece version will get a lot of use!!…It’s the perfect blend of comfort and fashion…Just thing for movie night!!

Material Notes

Black Bamboo/Spandex Fleece from Fabric.com




Garment Type


Plaid Jacket Pattern

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    Nov 14, 2013, 09.13 AMby fitnessfoodbeauty

    such stunning detail. beautiful work

  • Cimg7747_large

    Nov 3, 2013, 06.45 PMby olac


  • 20170310_191639_large

    Nov 3, 2013, 08.46 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh my!! The photos on your blog are great. You have made a stunning jacket. Everyones photos are coming out dark on here recently? A few of us have contacted burda but we’re still waiting on something being done x

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Nov 3, 2013, 01.54 AMby rita61


  • Profile_1_large

    Nov 2, 2013, 09.31 PMby mademoisellemermaid

    Thank you so much for checking it out=)!!!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 11 people added it

This project is based on