Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

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

Stella Jacket

Added Nov 12, 2007

by tiffanyr

Farmington Hills...






My first go at the Stella! I adore the original, so thought I’d give it a try. I love the way it turned out, though I may have made it a size too large, as it’s a bit wide across the shoulders for me. I decided to do a hidden front button closure instead of a decorative one. Great pattern, I already have plans to make more!

Material Notes

Pinwale corduroy, quilter’s cotton.




10 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • D12aca268f879dfb324a9c71704e376adbb49642_large

    May 2, 2009, 11.49 PMby nana2be

    I was just thinking of buying the Stella pattern when I saw your version. It’s just beautiful and it looks great on you….love the combination of fabrics! Thanks too for the heads-up on the info about attaching the bias strip! I only hope mine turns out as good as yours :o)

  • Missing

    Jan 9, 2008, 10.21 AMby kaitlinnegan

    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful jacket! It looks wonderful with the combination of corduroy and the printed trim. I love the fun photos, too. :) I’ve had my eye on this jacket for a while now and am just now working up the courage to actually try it. Thanks for the tip on the bias strips – I haven’t done any trim like that before.

  • Efb472bd8e296043cd7cfd0eb765f2c56f8d3034_large

    Nov 21, 2007, 12.32 AMby lilo

    Beautiful Stella! I never dared to even think of making it, seems (too) difficult. I like yours a lot.

  • B5b484bd22a8d6ca1a8d2afa48ae24c79b7de22f_large

    Nov 13, 2007, 04.17 PMby tiffanyr

    Thanks for all the great comments. I’d say it was not super hard, you just had to pay attention to what you’re doing- no multi-tasking or watching TV while sewing! To do the front, I made the loop just like the pattern said, but tacked a flat button underneath the first pleat. A quick caution: when sewing on the bias strips, don’t stretch the folded edge too much- just gather the inner edge more. I stretched mine too much and they tend to flip up a bit (you can see it in the first picture), which exposes the stitching. Not a huge deal, but something I wish I’d thought about more beforehand.

  • Ee8014d4ca996c57355c462f568cd1e7ab199fe2_large

    Nov 13, 2007, 07.25 AMby mirela

    You have made it in my faves! It is just gorgeous and fits you nicely.

    I’d love to learn how you sewn the hidden button closure.

  • 9551f67d4e799aa7588b0d3fbcc11cc9af29cc90_large

    Nov 13, 2007, 07.02 AMby carrotflowers

    I love your version, especially your fabric choices!

  • 32f43ca31ede4eebe4ff12b8fbdfb7595969b30c_large

    Nov 12, 2007, 11.51 PMby wendyxo

    This looks great. I also love this pattern but it looks really hard to make. How difficult would you say it is having done it?

  • Ab86eb0f55f5555dd41dfd983854cb68c59016da_large

    Nov 12, 2007, 12.21 PMby juliamomo

    it looks fantastic! the cotton print works really well. and the pix are great.

  • 2ec794ad0aab31308b80ae690170adc92f1f5e0e_large

    Nov 12, 2007, 10.44 AMby marmota-b

    I love it too – especially that it’s blue and white, my favourite colour combination – I should give it a try when spring comes, if I find good material for it. I really like the fabrics you used.

  • 512e90b1e56182f8e311e9b064ffa71a6f1082a6_large

    Nov 12, 2007, 09.20 AMby fashion1

    i like this pattern a lot, too. but don´t sewing as yet. your creation is great! i would be glad to see more! :)

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

Add to Favorites 11 people added it