A few weeks ago I launched the Yvonne coatigan pattern. A simple edge to edge jacket/cardigan style with a choice of sleeves and pockets. As always the pattern was thoroughly tested by a lovely bunch of ladies who then gave me invaluable feedback. I took all the feedback on board and made adjustments to the instructions where needed.
There were a few changes to make things a little clearer on this pattern but despite this the ladies made some great versions.
Karen made her version in navy cable knit jersey.I think this is the perfect versatile option, it could easily be worn with smart work wear as casual clothing.
Shelia made this lovely jacquard jersey statement version for her friend who was very happy with it.
Rebecca found this ideal fabric in her stash. She managed to squeeze it out but had to omit the pockets because there wasn’t quite enough. Even though pockets are great I quite like the streamlined effect of having no pockets. It shows off the textured stripe interest nicely.
I love the way Abi has chosen a tonal colour for the pockets. She had to insert a piece at the back neck as well as she was slightly short on fabric. I think its quite effective, a unique designer touch!
Abi’s flawless collar corner!
Irena is new to the testing team and quite a seasoned sewer too. She made two versions both lovely. This version she drafted a lining and made into more of a jacket. This is definitely something that I might share as a tutorial maybe later in the year. The result definitely works well and makes the style into a great jacket.
Debbie made this lovely version that has a slight sparkle. What a great idea for a low key evening jacket!
Louise went for boucle fabric this makes a great cosy version for chilly days and cooler months.
Emma tried it out in a woven with a plan to wear it for work.
Its always great to see how everyone interprets the pattern. I love it when a style is versatile enough to fulfill different roles in our wardrobes. These ladies have demonstrated that this certainly can cater for different occasions.
I would love to see your versions if you feel like sharing. Send pics or tag on social media it would be great to see.