New Pattern Release with giveaway – Tasman Jacket

This pattern is a long time in the making.  It was developed with Australian Homespun magazine in mind and published earlier this year in their super mag – February 2012 (Vol. 13 No. 2) if you can get your hands on it.

Cover of Australian Homespun featuring the jacket as Summer Breeze

The Tasman Coat was aptly named for the Tasman Glacier -  inspiration from our New Zealand holiday and our little treks around Mt Cook (and I mean little).  Tasman Glacier certainly captured our spirit and I want to go back in the next couple of years for a longer hike.  It was called the Summer Breeze jacket in the magazine article (for the changing seasons) and I have to say – I like that too!

The fabric used for the jackets in the magazine shoot were from the new range by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs – Sugar and Spice.

The back pockets are a little unconventional – facing outwards on the side (but can have the opening facing up). I wanted a jacket with big and easy reaching pockets for maps, trading cards and other bits of paper and tissues that are collected.  There are four pockets on the front for everything else.

The jacket is lined and have used elastic around the arm sleeve of the lining to keep out any chills and wind (while hiking the glacier of course). You can just see it on the boys jacket in the image above.

It was a fun pattern to design and super quick for any sewer to put together.  The pockets takes the most time in this pattern.  Even though it has a zipped front, I’ve called it a beginner pattern.  It is an open ended zip which I think is the easiest zip to use!

I’m giving away a PDF pattern version.  All you have to do is leave a comment to let me know you are out there (and contact details if you don’t have a blog or web) so I can include you in the draw at the end of August.

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22 Responses to New Pattern Release with giveaway – Tasman Jacket

  1. Elizabeth says:

    What a cute jacket! I would be honored to own it and sew it up!

  2. Jayne says:

    Oh my goodness I would love love this pattern. Pretty pleaseeee Its just gorgeous!

  3. rozy says:

    i’d love to sew this! thanks for the chance.

  4. I love this pattern. I saw it in Homespun and made it for my Grand daughter. I just loved the pattern it came together so well. Thanks for the great pattern. Please don’t put me in the draw as i already have the pattern. Just wanted to let you now I loved It.

  5. susan says:

    Would love to win!

  6. Vikki says:

    Oooh my wee Kiwi girl would love to wear a Tasman jacket :)

  7. Joan Eorgoff says:

    How fun and cute! You have a great eye for which fabrics will work. Love the stripes and dots of the boy’s jacket. Thanks for another great design

  8. Christina Trotter says:

    Wow! My little girl would love that.

  9. I would absolutely love to create this jacket. It looks so cute and cosy:)

  10. Jo Oppenheim says:

    Great jacket for active kids! I too found the NZ landscapes inspiring when I visited a couple of years ago. We intend to go back soon and take our little one with us, would be great to sew her one of these jackets for the trip.

  11. Your jacket is charming,I work in the Summer Hill Sewing Emporium,it would be a great project for one of our classes.

  12. erin says:

    Such a great design, and I love the big pockets. Too often kids are forced to ask their parents to carry their sticks, bits of paper, and rock collections! :)

  13. Sophia Anania says:

    Looks like a great sewing project. I have two little girls that love collecting “”tree-sures” (sic) on our walks… I’d love to experiment with this pattern and try it in laminated cotton, for rainy days. :)

  14. VickiT says:

    What a great looking little jacket. I’d love to attempt that pattern and with three grandchildren, I’m sure it would be put to good use.

    Thank you for the chance

  15. Christy says:

    Love the jacket and love your patterns. So cute and beginner friendly.

  16. Ulrika says:

    Cute + practical is hard to find! What a jacket! :)

  17. LaRae says:

    Love this jacket pattern! I’d love to give it a try for my two kiddos!

  18. Robyn says:

    Hey B

    Very cool jacket – will you still be blogging and pattern making from that sunny tropical outpost? Hope so – maybe we’ll see some cute sundresses?

  19. Lena says:

    Our very first grandbaby was born two months ago. I used to make most of the clothes for my daughter when she was born in Sweden 26 years ago but haven’t made any children’s clothes since then..

    I have found that it’s difficult to find good patterns for boys and I really love your jacket! We now live in the US and don’t have much of a winter, nothing compared to Sweden anyway! This design would be great to use in the autumn and spring.

    I would really appreciate to get this pattern!


  20. mimi says:

    I know I am too late for the drawing, but I am IN LOVE with this little jacket! You do amazing work!! God bless you and your babies.

  21. Jazzy Jan says:

    I would love to make this jacket up for my 2 grandaughters.
    We camp with them alot and they are always picking up things that they want me to carry.

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