If you are creative, but pragmatic about what you create, make wearable art! Try a jacket that’s functional, yet uniquely your own.
A pattern with a simple cut gives you the opportunity to embellish as you like. Of course, as it’s our own design, we recommend trying a jacket pattern that gives you the flexibility to make creative decisions while keeping the steps simple and the finished look intricate. The Perfect Panel Jacket is such a design that sells well. It’s an artistic, yet functional wearable art piece that you construct to suit to your personal style.
The jacket can be quilted, not quilted, or even partially quilted - it’s your option! Our purple Panel Jacket sample is quilted, the orange jacket is not.
Make your jacket stand out using hand-painted Batik panels or keep it simple with contrasting fabrics. Our purple Perfect Panel Jacket uses a Large Batik Painting on the back and a Medium Batik Painting on the front. We used butterflies, but you can use whatever design fits your style. Additionally, you can use holographic threads, beads, unique buttons, ribbons or whatever you can think of to further “bling your thing.”
The straight cut of the design fits a variety of body shapes and the pattern itself comes in sizes ranging from XS to XL. It works best with cotton fabrics or fabrics with some structure.
As an example of how you can choose Batik Paintings and complementary or contrasting fabric colors and styles for your jacket, here’s a peek into what we chose for our new sample jacket (currently under construction). Keep watching to see how our completed jacket turns out!
Pattern 104 Perfect Panel Jacket
CBF249J Green Gold Hand Dye
CBF2210J Emeral Dragonflies on Chartreuse
BF176 Rainbow Red