One afternoon last week, I had the opportunity to while away a bit of time in a Macy’s department store. When I was still working, I would make the one hour drive down to Greenville twice a year to look for good quality clothing. I still love shopping at Macy’s, even though I haven’t been in years, and My Sweet Babboo dropped me off for a bit of retail therapy. I didn’t have a lot of time, just enough to blow through a few sale racks, but what I saw on the way out made me stop in my tracks. Yep, this is Ralph Lauren.
Patchwork! And he wasn’t the only one, this shirt from Tommy Hilfiger has patchwork sleeves.
Back at home, my curiosity got the better of me, and I did a quick search for patchwork jackets just to see what else might be out there. I was very surprised at what I found. Designers all over are showing quilted and patchwork jackets for the season! Just take a look at these ads, from major high end retailers, in the states and abroad. Can you believe the colors on this one?
These blues and greys are nice, lots of half-square triangles.
More blue from Bloomingdales, again Ralph Lauren. Take a look at the price, and it was on sale!
This one is such a typical quilt pattern, such a surprise! It is likely a printed design, not actual patchwork, but the placement of the blocks is pretty good.
And more patchwork looks, also probably printed but still has that effect.
Heavier coats for autumn cool days have quilted features.
I’ve been asked to do a post for Madam Sew on quilted jackets and now I know why! I thought I still had the sweatshirt jacket that I embellished the yoke with a quilted accent, but I cannot find it. I do still have this quilted vest that is part of my Scrap Dancing presentation, but that is apparently all I have in patchwork clothing.
I did a post a while ago on Turning a Sweatshirt into a Jacket, where I added a zipper to a pullover sweatshirt. The quilted yoke sweatshirt jacket that I cannot find was made this way, then I added yokes in a Grandma’s Fan pattern. In both jackets, I started with a pullover sweatshirt.
Then I put the zipper in the front to create a cardigan style jacket.
One more idea, I have had this photo for years, meaning to someday figure out a jacket to make in this way. This one has sweater sleeves, might be easy to do from a recycled sweater. I like the mix of textures, embroidery and tapestry.
But now I have a question for the quilters in the audience. Do you have a quilted jacket that you made? I’d like to see a few of your creations and how you did them. Share what you have on our Facebook group with photos, and I’ll select a few to include in the article. If I want a jacket for this fall, I need to get busy sewing now!
If you’ve made a quilted jacket, did you create fabric, then cut out a pattern from them, or did you convert an existing garment like a sweatshirt? Did you strip piece, or make a patchwork? Did you take the sweatshirt apart, apply fabric then sew it back together?
What do you think of the quilted jacket look for fall?
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