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Joy Jacket Kit

A relaxed and casual style with sumptuous summer weight soft and drapy fabric, May's g&g Sewing Society kit contains everything you need to make the Chalk and Notch Joy Jacket.

The Joy Jacket is a fully lined, relaxed fit, mid-weight jacket made with the most amazing fabric combination - a Meet Milk 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell twill fabric combined with a beautiful patterned viscose lining fabric.

The exposed centre front YKK zipper with matching zip tape to the colour of the main fabric, gives a really professional finish to this garment.

Customise the look and style of this gorgeous jacket with different patch pocket styles (square patch and angled opening), a hood or wide collar and a variety of drawstring combinations for more garment definition where you want it the most.

In Lauren's top tips video, learn how to shorten the jacket for a more sporty look and add a waist line drawstring. Both are additional design features that she has added to maximise your choices when making your own version of the Joy.

The fabric included with the kit really makes it extra special. Choose between 4 colours of the most soft, silky and sumptuous Meet Milk 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell Smooth Drape Twill fabric in a choice of 4 colours - Washed Teal, Pink Puff, Maroon and Rust.

In has a lovely thickness and texture with a weight of 215gsm, is Made with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres and is certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (product class 2).

You can find out more about Tencel fabric and its eco credentials in this link.

The fabric has a matt, peach-skin finish and the colours are a soft, muted, washed tone that reflect the light differently in different settings.

Paired with this stunning fabric is a beautiful 100% viscose, digitally printed fabric that really sets the jacket off as something special, with a unique design twist.

The pattern included with this kit has a size range of US 0-30. This is full bust 32”-58”, waist 25” - 49” and hips 35” - 59”.

These sizes are split over two sub size ranges.

Dressmakers A/B-cup range 0-30. This is bust 32” - 56”.

Dressmakers C/D-cup range 0-30. This is bust 34” - 58”.

Follow this link to see the garment modelled on the pattern companies website.

  • The PDF digital file for the Chalk And Notch Joy Jacket for all sizes and cup options. The link to the PDF instruction booklet and PDF files will be contained in your order confirmation email and are available to access when logged into the g&g website.
  • A0 print out of the Chalk and Notch Joy Jacket - pattern pieces for EITHER A/B-cup OR C/D-cup (please choose option above)
  • Meet Milk 100% Tencel Twill Main fabric either 2.7m (up to size US 18) or 3.6m (up to size US 30).
  • Patterned 100% Viscose lining fabric 1.7m (up to size US 18) or 2.1m (up to size US 30).
  • Vlieseline stretch interfacing in either black or white depending on your colour choice of kit -1.4m(up to size US 18) or 1.5m (up to size US 30).
  • Prym Sewing Machine needles
  • 3 x reels Matching Gutermann Thread (2 for the main outer fabric and 1 for the lining)
  • 1m cotton twill tape (use this to stabilise the neckline)
  • Pack of Prym eyelets for the drawstring opening
  • Custom made YKK metal toothed open ended zip with antique brass finish and matching zip tape to the main outer fabric - 71cm (up to size US 18) or 76cm (up to size US 30).
  • Sew in woven label
  • If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a Lauren's exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including pre-washing advice, cutting out tips, how to adapt the pattern to make a cropped version and add an option waist line drawstring, how to work with stretch interfacing, how to shorten a metal toothed zip, how to insert and open-ended zip, how to get a neat finish with the top stitching in the correct place and much, much more!

The video has over 45 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference. You can also access the video links and PDF files when logged into the website.

This pattern is aimed at intermediate sewers.

The TENCEL™ Lyocell and viscose fabric is a bit slippery to work with and if you need to shorten the zip for a cropped option you do need a bit of strength to be able to remove the teeth from the zip with pliers but, overall the main construction is fairly simple due to the raglan sleeve design and the zip insertion is straight forward too.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

The Prym vario pliers and a tool to make a hole in the fabric such as punch pliers or an awl are useful when inserting the eyelets. The alternative is to use a hammer on a hard surface such as concrete or a cast iron pan.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch.

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