Jackie contest launch

The seasons are changing so you may have already made your Jackie for Winter.
Janelle’s first Jackie
Maybe you’re considering making Jackie for Fall?
My first Jackie
Either way COB 31 October is the date we’ll announce the two (that’s right two) winners of the Jackie contest.
The winning entries will be chosen using that ‘random number generator’ thingy.
Get cracking and sew your version of Jackie. Make more than one if you want. Make three!

Post it onto the Flickr page. Post it on your blog.
Enter as many times as you like for a better chance of winning.
What do you need to do?
1. Make your Jackie by 31 October.
2. Post a pic of you wearing your finished Jackie onto the Flickr page or on your blog.
3. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your Jackie.
It’s pretty easy.
1st prize – $30 fabric voucher for winner
If the winner is from Australia or NZ, you’ll receive a Remnant Fabric Warehouse AUS$30 voucher. If the winner is from the rest of the world, you’ll receive a Fabric.com US$30 voucher.
2nd prize
Your pick of any Iconic Pattern pdf pattern.

Convinced yet? 
PS: Don’t forget you can download Sammy Cami for free from Iconic patterns.
No matter when you decide to make your Jackie, our sewalong posts will always be available. 
Personally I love the welt pocket template, collar styling and bound buttonholes Lena provides with Jackie.

Jackie: Does size matter?

If you’ve printed your pattern and are trying to figure out what size to choose, there are a couple of reality check things you can do before you decide to pick your size.

1. Do you have a jacket that you love? 
Yes: Grab your measuring tape and check the dimensions on this jacket.
No: Go to your nearest mall and find a jacket that has the dimensions that you are comfortable with. Then check the dimensions of this jacket. How you do this is up to you…

2. What would you realistically wear under your jacket?
One layer: Go for good fit across your shoulders, high bust and back width. Maybe even slim down the sleeve width.
Two layers: Go for a relaxed fit across your shoulders, high bust and back width. Check the sleeve fullness over the type of layers you would wear under your Jackie coat.

I have to admit, my maths is fairly basic so I’ll always check what my size is at the time of making each project, even when I’ve made the pattern before.

What’s your size?
Iconic patterns lists their sizes here.

The beauty of Jackie is it’s a warm layer and as the jacket is a-line, the main fitting focus is at the bust and shoulders. You know your shape.

Threads has a good article about picking your size.

Grading across patterns
Jackie is a multi size pattern. This gives you the lines you need to grade your sizes. This gives you and easy way to grade your jacket to fit you – ‘grading 101’ if you like.

This is all the grading I needed. Size 8 at bust and size 10 at hips.

What size do you think you’ll need?