Hello Greenstylers! We have another exciting pattern release for y'all! Introducing: The Whistler Jacket.
Get the pattern HERE. You can get the pattern at a 25% discount with code "WhistlerSAL" through April 11th! Also, you can join the Sew Along for the pattern in the Fabric Fairy Facebook group from April 6th to the 11th!
The Whistler Jacket is a relaxed fit, raglan sleeve, full zip jacket. It has a huge array of options! The amazing seam lines lends itself to some really cool color blocking opportunities. It also comes with a hood or collar neckline finish, banded or elastic sleeve options, and banded and drawstring hem options too! The relaxed fit makes it perfect to use any stable knit with 20% stretch, but my favorite versions of this jacket have been the stretch woven ones! With the drawstring hem and elastic cuffs, the Whistler can be made completely out of stretch woven! I am so excited about all the cute late spring/early summer weight jackets! Another thing that sets this jacket apart is the back zipper. It's great for keeping things like your phone or keys secure while you go out for a crisp morning jog! The princess seam pockets are the perfect size and fit giant smart phone with ease, and the way the full zip is finished with a facing makes this jacket look so professional. The style lines of this jacket are giving me all the North Face and Columbia feels, and I absolutely love it! After every one I made, I just stood back and thought, "Wow, I can't believe I just MADE that!" and I'm sure you will too!
I got a little ahead of myself and already mentioned some of the fabric options, but here's the full rundown of fabric requirements. This jacket calls for any stable knit fabric like double knit, scuba knit, Ponte, stretch woven, or soft-shell. You'll need to make sure your fabric has at least 20% 2 way stretch for the main fabric and the hood lining fabric. You will also need jacket cuff ribbing material or heavy weight 2x2 ribbing for the banded version. Supplex or other strong fabrics with 75% stretch will also work. The pocket works best with light weight fabrics like mesh or lining fabric. As always, make sure you pre-wash your fabric!
The fabric requirements for sizes B-K is 2 1/2 yards of main fabric, 1/2 yard of ribbing or heavy weight stretch fabric, and 1/2 yard of lining fabric for hood and pockets. Sizes L-M need 2 3/4 yards of main fabric, 1/2 yard ribbing or heavy weight stretch fabric, and 1/2 yard of lining fabric for hood and pockets. Other notions needed are a 26" separating zipper for sizes B-J and 28" separating zipper for sizes K-M, fusible woven interfacing, optional grommets and drawstring for hood or drawstring waist options, optional 6" zipper for the back pocket, and optional 1 1/2" wide elastic for the elastic sleeve cuffs.
As usual, the testers rocked our socks off yet again! There are so many cool versions of this jacket in every fabric imaginable, so come check them out!
Black Ponte from Hobby Lobby, Black Ribbing from Joann's, Neon Yellow Soft-shell from the Fabric Fairy. Find Alex on Instagram here!
Stretch Velvet from personal fabric stash.
Stretch Woven from the Fabric Fairy.
Black Cozy French Terry from Phee Fabrics, Mono Geo French Terry from Blended Threads Fabric, Black Faux Leather bands from Joann's. Check out Ashleigh's page here!
Cotton Woven from personal fabric stash, black Ponte bands and cuffs.
Jacquard Cotton Waffle from Minerva Fabrics. Find Bernice on Instagram here!
Ponte from So Sew English.
Printed French Terry from Seweird, black Cotton Lycra bands, cuffs, and collar from Seweird. Find Carolyn on Instagram here!
White Low Pile Velour/Fur from Joann's, Nylon/Spandex bands and duffs from Fabric Mart. **Modified to include Unicorn features. They're not part of the pattern.**
Liverpool main, Cotton Lycra lining, Perforated Pleather accents, and French Terry Bands. Find Dana on Instagram here!
Quilted Knit main and Rib knit cuffs/bands from Joann's.
Scuba main and Ponte facing from Cali Fabrics, Rib knit bands/cuffs from Joann's.
Grey Ponte from personal fabric stash, and Black French Terry from Simply By Ti Fabrics.
Red and White Polyester from Joann's, and pre-made ribbing from Hobby Lobby bands/cuffs. Check out Diane's blog here!
Navy Stretch woven from the Fabric Fairy and Silver mystery fabric from Amelia Lane Designs. Find Emily on Instagram here!
Scuba main from Ebay, Heavyweight Cotton Lycra from personal fabric stash band/cuffs.
Printed Liverpool main and cuffs, Stretch Denim sleeves and accents.
Thick Knit from Hobby Lobby.
Unicorn Fleece from Joann's.
Ponte from LA Finch Fabrics. Find Jill on Instagram here!
Ponte from Raspberry Creek, Made of Love Fabrics, and Joann's.
Thin ponte from personal fabric stash.
Jaquard from Joann's with Under Armour bands. Find Kyema on Instagram here!
Cuddle Herringbone, Fleece backed Faux Leather, and Blush Geo Athletic Knit from Blended Threads Fabric. Find Lian on Instagram here!
Bonded Distressed Knit, Two Faced French Terry, and Heavy Supplex from So Sew English.
Ponte from local fabric shop.
Soft-shell from MyFabrics.Co.Uk, Mesh from So Sew English.
Blush and Black Ponte from Joann's, ABP from Zenith and Quasar cuffs, band, and drawstring. Notions from Joann's. Find Lydia on Instagram here!
Grey Ponte and Green Stretch Linen.
Grey Wool Blend and Teal Cotton Jersey from Abby's Tekstiler with Reflective ready made cuffing. Find Meghan on Instagram here!
Black Soft-shell from the Fabric fairy, Black Deluxe Supplex cuffs and band from Greenstyle Creations, and Reflective piping from Greenstyle Creations. Find Melanie on Instagram here!
Cotton French Terry with Merino.
Padded Quilted Knit with Cotton Lycra French Terry.
Quilted Knit and Animal Print Supplex from So Sew English. Find Morland on Instagram here!
Polartec Power Shield Lightweight from Discovery Fabrics.
Light weight Ponte with heavy ribbed sweater knit bands, both fabrics from a local fabric store.
Grey Quilted Knit from Joann's, Cotton Spandex French Terry from Blended Threads Fabrics, Teal Heavyweight Athletic Knit from Fabric Mart. Find Sarah on Instagram here!
Buttersoft Leather Look fabric from Fabricland, Ponte bands from Fabricland. Check out Sarah's blog here!
Stretch Woven from The Fabric Fairy.
2 Way Stretch Denim from personal fabric stash.
Softshell from personal fabric stash.
Ponte from personal fabric stash. Find Susi on Instagram here!
Stretch Twill from Vogue Fabrics.
Grey Minky-backed Knit with Bamboo French Terry. Find Vicki on Instagram here!
Mystery Fabric from Fabricville.