DIY Spring-summer jacket (free pattern)

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket

As I promised in the post DIY skinny leg pants. Here is the tutorial with matching jacket with free pattern included!!!

It’s a very simple jacket that will serve for multiple projects. Fresh, because it has no lining and if you sew it in linen or cotton fabric, it will be ideal for the chilly nights of the season.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket materials

Materials:

  • Fabric with a minimum of 2% elastane.
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Interlining
  • Pattern (download HERE )

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 1

Process:

1. Fold the fabric in half and position the pattern pieces parallel to the edge with the lines that are drawn in between each piece.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 2

2. Cut the amount of pieces written in the pattern pieces. Leave 1cm margin around each piece. In the end leave a margin of 3-4 cm.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 3

3. Sew the sleeves. (Remember that the sleeves are differentiated right and left which doubles cuts for armholes to fit)

* You can polish all the edges with a serger, but if you don’t have one, you can use the zig-zag mode of your sewing machine.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step  4

4. Iron interfacing on the back neck piece and on the front center pieces.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step  5

5. Sew all vertical cuts. (Sides, center, back)

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step  6

6. Sew together on the shoulders the interlining neck back with the front parts.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 7

7. Sew the shoulders of the jacket together.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step  8

8. Now join steps 6 and 7 positioning the pieces outside the jacket (inside out) and sew around the edge with 1cm margin.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 9

9. Before turning the piece inside the jacket, make small cuts in the curved areas of the neck. (Helps lay better and not wrinkle the seams inside the garment)

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step  10

10. Here are the pieces of the neck and front fold in to the jacket and ironed. I’ve done the bottom sewing up the 3 cm margin I left with a few stitches by hand.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 11

11. Do the same to the bottom of the sleeves.

Plan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket step 12

12. Finally you just have to fix the sleeves. Start joining the side seam to the seam in the sleeve and position the sleeve from there going up on each side. Dividing evenly the fabric.

* If this is the first time you sew a sleeve, don’t worry if you get it wrong and you find it hard… When I started sewing, this was what frustrated me the most, but with a little patience and practice, you will get it right. Don’t worry if you have to unpick 3 times… is part of learning.

Plan B anna evers DIY S-S jacketPlan B anna evers DIY SS Jacket DIY

Finally you have your jacket done! It’s a basic jacket with no linen, buttons or pockets, ideal for those who want to try for the first time to make a jacket from scratch.

Just download the pattern and print it on the same scale. The jacket is a size S-M. If you want to make a larger size, you should be adding 0.50 cm in all horizontal seams for each size up.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you will be encouraged to make your own jacket from scratch in your favorite fabric!

Until the next post DIY’er! 😉

90 thoughts on “DIY Spring-summer jacket (free pattern)

  1. marta

    INCREIBLE!!Sin duda cuando acabe los exámenes me haré el conjunto! Gracias por ser tan generosa y compartir

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  2. Bose

    hi Anna when i tried to download the pattern, it came out shrunk. not too used to downloading patterns. please help!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Have you tried to downloaded in the same size in PDF? It’s in the correct size if you downloaded in PDF and print it out on big scale 😉

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      1. mai

        Hi anna, i tired to print it 100% scale but it only prints one page, is anyone else having this problem? thank you for the great post

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  3. coral

    me encanta!!!!! parece tan sencillo… lo quiero probar, a ver que tal sale! ya te contaré!! muchas gracias por compartir!!!!

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  4. meches

    Eres creativa encantadora && linda By: meches :DD Gracias por compartilo , te cuento es mi primera vez aqui && me tienes sorprendida … Bendicionees && sigue adelante

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  5. wisha

    hi anna… this pattern is very cool.. i really want to try it… but it seems my printer cannot support to print this pattern… it is possible for me to change it? it is because my printer too small… just can print A4 size.. if it possible to change it, can you help me to tell how to resize the paper size? thank you^^

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    1. annaevers Post author

      you have to print it on a big scale printer not on a home printer, the best you can do it’s download the pattern on to a CD or a pen drive and have it printed in a printing kiosk.
      Thank you, hope this helps :)

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      1. Ioanna

        Hey! I printed it on my home printer. I used the option “poster” so I have it in pieces and I merged them with tape. I don’t know if all the printers have this option.
        I hope this helps. :)

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  6. iamlaflaca

    Eres increíble…de verdad, es el mejor blog de makers que he visto hasta ahora. Además, leyendo tu biografía no podría identificarme más contigo, no hay nada más bonito que hacer las cosas con tus propias manos! muchas muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos. Yo hace poco que abrí mi blog de moda. Me encantaría que te pasaras y me dieras tu opinión, si me siguieras también estaría muy agradecida! muchas gracias de nuevo por tu blog. Besos, Anna
    http://www.iamlaflaca.com

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Gracias tocaya!!! Que mensaje más bonito! Me has hecho el dia!!! mas bien la semana XD Me he pasado por tu blog y me encanta!!! y tiene una estética muy muy chula! enhorabuena por tu blog!!! Ya me tienes de seguidora en bloglovin! ^^ muchos exitos!!!!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Nicole!!! If you want a pretty and polished finished look inside it’s a great option… but it’s more work of course… I would recommend you to do what you like the best… If you have the extra time go for it girl! It’s always so rewarding to have a great piece with great inner details (maybe in a cool contrasting color) 😉

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        1. annaevers Post author

          How cool! I’m dying to see your results!! I will love if you make a reference to the tut!! :) you can also share your link with all of us on Facebook!! Good luck with the lasts stitches!!!

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        1. annaevers Post author

          Hi, This type of collars are integrated in a different kind of pattern… If you’ll like to try this type of blazer collar I think the best way is if you buy a pattern with this cut, because it’s very difficult to get this looking good with my pattern since is not based to make this collar… Try maybe looking a BURDA magazine for blazers… :) Hope this helps

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  7. Anabella

    Muy buena tu info y muy completa.
    Perdona mi ignorancia pero como hago para imprimir los patrones? Porque me figuran en una sola hoja y si lo imprimo asi, obviamente, no voy a poder hacer el saco

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  8. Heather Haggarty

    Hi, I am having problems printing off your pattern. I am working on a mac, any tips? Also do you have the measurements so I can try and draw the pattern myself? Many thanks, Heather

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    1. annaevers Post author

      HI Heather, you have to open the patter in PDF and visualize it to the 100%. You have to open it in 100% to get the measures right. It’s for a medium. So your waist should be about 70cm and hips 90cm :)

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Joy! You can cut the same shapes of the patterns and take off the back neck and the front parts with interfacing. Sew the jacket and then the lining together in all the corners. :) good luck

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  9. Joy

    I have another question, does the pattern include seam allowance? Or will I just have to cut the seam allowance out? Thanks again!

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  10. coitraalexandra

    hola, me encanta tu blog , pero tengo un problema, es que los patrones solo me los imprime en una hoja, alguien tiene el mismo problema? sabeis como puedo solucionarlo? imprimo todos mis patrones en casa y es en la unica pagina en la que me salen asi… gracias

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola! :) Tienes que imprimirlo en una impresora a gran escala, si no tienes como dar con una, intenta imprimirla en tu impresora casera visualizando el PDF en tamaño 100% (algunas impresoras tienen el programa de dividir por folios la visualización) esta es la forma en la que podrás hacerlo :) suerte!

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      1. jenny

        pero no sabremos exactamente en q escala esta pues y sila imprimimos en ploter en q hoja en a0 a1 en q tamaño de hoja sera pues

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        1. annaevers Post author

          hola Jenny, solo tienes que visualizar al 100% y la escala te saldrá a la perfección (imprime en un papel de 1 metro o mas de ancho 😉

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  11. Lianne

    What a perfect pattern, I used it to make a hot pink jacket. Love to finally have a jacket that is long enough to cover my whole arms. I have to say that this was the first time I made something from a pattern ( I only made pillowcovers before, haha), and it was a litle tricky with the double fron parts, but overall it was really easy, thank you so much!! :)

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Thank you so much for telling us and sharing your DIY experience!!! We would love to see your results, please show us on our Facebook page or email us a pictures! we will be happy to post it!! 😀 I’m so happy you like this pattern and that the fit was good 😀 Thanks again for reading our blog and being part of our DIY family!! xx

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Mj ! I’m so sorry for the pattern :( I’m having difficulties with my server at the moment, I can’t fix the problem fast because I’m out of Barcelona and don’t have my files on me… I’m working on fixing the problem as fast as I can, I will let you know as soon as the pattern is working again… sorry again for any inconvenience :)

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  12. gerald

    Hola, me encanta tu página y los tutoriales; pero los patrones no me salen parece que el enlace se desabilito. Si no es mucha molestia podrías arreglarlo.
    Gracias

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Gerald, perdona, pero estoy teniendo problemas técnicos con el servidor… estoy intentando arreglarlo lo antes posible, pero estoy fuera de Barcelona y no tengo mis archivos a mano. Desde que los archivos estén listos para descargarse nuevamente lo anunciare por Facebook. Perdona cualquier inconveniente.

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  13. Carmela Wilkins

    Hello! I wanted to know what you meant in this step…”2. Cut the amount of pieces written in the pattern pieces. Leave 1cm margin around each piece. In the end leave a margin of 3-4 cm.” When you say leave in the end a margin of 3-4 cm is that the seam allowance? or is it 1 cm? I’m a bit confused on how much i should leave for the seam allowance while I cut out the fabric. Thank you!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Carmela! you should leave 1 cm all around the pattern, but at the bottom you should leave 3-4 cm margin to make a full fold up (at the bottom at your blazer) 😉

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  14. rosi

    AMIGA NO SE COMO DESCARGAR EL PATRON EN TAMAÑO REAL, ES QUE ME SALE EN TAMAÑO MINIATURA, COMO HAGO AYUDAME , ME ENCANTA L CHAQUETA

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  15. Jasmine

    I was wondering how much fabric would I need to Purchase and would I be able to find fabric with 2% elastane easily? If not where did you purchase your fabric? And is it completely necessary?

    P.S. if it matters I’m a size small

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Jasmine! I bought it here http://www.tiendatelas.com/ you should buy about 1.50 meters. It’s better if the fabric has a bit of elastane, because you will be able to move better… But since you are a size small I think you’ll have no problem with a regular fabric. But before you fix the sleeves, and finish completely the garment, try it on to make any modifications on you 😉 Good luck!!!

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  16. kristin

    Oh you are wonderful. I needed an easy jacket pattern like this to make a nice purple and red jacket and it worked! I had to alter the sleeves and the front part though, I hope you don’t mind my meddling 😮 I will be posting the finished jacket soon after I finish my matching skirt and tee! It will be here: http://www.missoverture.blogspot.com and again, thanks!

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  17. Tina

    hi anna!
    thanks so much for the pattern and tutorial!
    it was my first jacket and it fits just perfect!
    would it be alright if I post your pattern (incl link to here) on my blog? it’s in german and I would like to make a small tutorial for my german-speaking readers as well…
    would love if that would be ok with you!
    regards from Vienna, Austria,
    Tina
    (misstinamakes.blogspot.com)

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  18. Esraa

    Great post.
    Can i use this pattern using denim or it will need to be modified?
    do you have pattern for notched collar?

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Esraa, You can make this blazer with denim fabric, no problem… just remember it wont have the strech. I don’t have a pattern for a notched collar, sorry. This is just a simple blazer for beginners.

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  19. miriam

    Hola me encanta la chaqueta pero tengo una L, como podría agrandar el patrón?? Gracias por tu ayuda.
    Felicidades por el blog es fantástico!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Solo tienes que guardar el documento tal cual y llevarlo a una copisteria/imprenta para que lo impriman a gran escala al 100%. Eso es todo 😉 Buena suerte!

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  20. Catherine

    Thank you for this fantastic pattern!! I havemadebtwo jackets and have plans for a third one. keep up the great work, I can’t wait to see what you have for us to do next!

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