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Ilford Jacket Kit

This Sewing Society kit includes everything you need to make a gorgeous Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket, including Liberty Tana Lawn to create a high end finish.

This is a versatile, modular design that makes for a simple pattern that is great for confident beginners, with optional extra details to push your skills and add in new sewing challenges. You can customise the design in so many ways to really put your own style on the garment and tailor it to your sewing abilities.

The Ilford features drop shoulders with two sleeve options: a placketed cuff or an easy to sew, boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. There are endless different pocket combinations to choose from and with the additional supplies in the kit, you can opt to bind all of the seam allowances with a 'Hong Kong' finish and hem turnings with a co-ordinating Liberty fabric for a beautiful and professional finish on the inside.

We have paired up 4 fabric combinations using Japanese Sevenberry Cotton twill fabric and beautiful co-ordinating Liberty Tana cotton lawn for you to make a lighter weight, summery version in the regular length - perfect for layering as we transition through the seasons!

Choose from Dahlia Red, Oxford Navy, Desert Sand and Lichen Green

This pattern is designed for sizes US 0-32 (bust/chest measurement 32" to 60").

  • The PDF digital file for the Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket* (Size range: Bust/chest measurement 32" to 60") *The link to the pdf files for the instruction booklet, A0 pattern and A4 print at home pdf will be contained in your order confirmation email. This is the updated version of the pattern following the update in March 2021.
  • A0 print out of the Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket
  • 2.5m Sevenberry 100% Cotton Twill Fabric, manufactured in Japan. This in enough to make up to size X4 in the regular length.
  • 0.5m of Liberty London 100% Tana Cotton Lawn
  • 0.5m cotton woven iron on interfacing
  • Prym Sewing Machine Needles
  • 2 reels of 100m matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym anorak snaps - set of 10 with antique brass finish
  • Sew in woven label - Made by me with g&g

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a set of 3 of Laurens exclusive YouTube videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions. As the pattern was updated since the initial release of this kit, there is also an additional update video included that covers what the changes were to the pattern.

The videos have over 60 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation. The key construction steps are covered, including how to sew a neat placket and cuff, how to sew the collar, how to plan your project using contrasting fabric for added design features, how to make continuous and single length bias strips and use this binding all of the seam allowances in a professional way, how to attach the metal snaps and much more!

As the pattern was updated by Friday Pattern company since the initial release of this kit, there is also an additional video that covers what the updates are and Laurens top tips for using them. The link to these videos will be contained in your order confirmation email, please please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at the 'Intermediate' level. This trickier elements include plackets, the collar finishing seams with bias binding.

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article. You'll need a regular sewing machine. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

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