Flynn by the shore

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As soon as I saw that the In the Folds Flynn Jacket had been released, I purchased the PDF.  On the same day, I printed the pattern at Ivanhoe Copy Centre, procured the mustard denim from The Cloth Shop and raided my Liberty stash for fabric to make the binding.

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Yes, this jacket raced to the top of my ‘to sew’ list and I think it might have been the first non-tester version in-the-wild.

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I have to say, this isn’t my normal behaviour.  I’m usually much more considered about pattern purchases, do a lot more research about sizing and agonise over fabric choices. But you know when it feels right… you’ve just got to go with it!

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Emily, from In The Folds, has thought about all the details when designing this jacket.

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The insides are as beautiful as the outside…the instructions direct you to bind all of the raw edges with bias binding.

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Sure this is more time consuming than overlocking, but I found it oh so satisfying and I adore the beautiful results.  Thanks to my Bernina 535 and an edge-stitching foot… you can’t even see, in the photo above, the stitches nestled between the binding and the denim.

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After all that binding it made sense (to me!) to hand-stitch the facing to the jacket.  When the thread in the photo above is pulled taut the binding flips over the stitching and hides it completely.

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My two favourite things about this pattern, apart from the aforementioned beautiful innards, are the deep back pleat and the pockets.

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Yes, those pockets that I can’t seem to keep my hands out of!

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I lined the pocket bags in Liberty to help reduce bulk.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this project from start to finish.  I’ll be making another Flynn Jacket for Sharon, plus I think I might sew the vest for myself as it would make an awesome trans-seasonal piece.  Yeah… you haven’t seen that last of this pattern!

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Pattern:  In the Folds’ Flynn Jacket
Size: 
D
Fabric: 
Mustard Denim from The Cloth Shop (sold out) and Liberty binding made from fabric in my stash
Alterations: 
3/8″ (1 cm) forward shoulder adjustment
Outfit:  Hand knitted scarf borrowed from Sharon, jeans from Witchery and boots from Florsheim (several years ago).
Location:  Warrnambool

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11 comments

  • An absolutely knock-out jacket.

  • Really fabulous! And is there anything that can’t be improved with Liberty binding?

  • Wow! i love your Jacket and now want to make one myself.

  • Love the jacket, thank you for your detailed photographic description 🙂 Quick, a blip – change pattern from the ‘Aeolian Tee Shirt Dress’ to the ‘Flynn Jacket’.

  • I am wondering why your jacket looks so much more attractive than the jacket modeled on the pattern’s website. Could it be the fabric difference? Theirs looks much bulkier than yours. I believe yours is in denim–does that diagonal weave give the jacket a better drape? Choosing the wrong fabric gives me so much trouble! Any ideas would be appreciated because I love the jacket that is in your photos but would stay away from the one on the In The Folds website.
    Many thanks!

    Lisa -San Francisco Bay Area
    • Hi Lisa. Fabric can make or break a project. The mustard denim I used is probably on the lighter side. If you lived in Australia I would offer to send you an offcut… but international shipping rates here are ridiculous. I’ve actually been considering sewing a version of this jacket in a medium-weight linen for spring/summer. I think with this style it’s important not to use a very thick or structured fabric otherwise it will swamp the body. It’s also worth noting that I sewed a size smaller than my bust suggested. This helps limit the ‘swampiness’ of the jacket. I hope this helps.

  • It’s great Anna. Beautifully made and modelled! Are the sleeves particularly long or have you turned them up just to show off your nice binding? (I ask as a long armed person).