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Moss Jacket Kit

A pattern that can give you either a jacket or a cardigan, August’s Sewing Society kit includes everything you need to make the Moss Jacket from Helen’s Closet!

The Moss Jacket is the perfect layering piece that is easy to throw on to work with the rest of your wardrobe. It is a relaxed-fit jacket with a dropped shoulder and is designed to be worn open, giving it a casual and effortless look.

Moss has roomy pockets and a back yoke detail. It features options for a wide folded collar or a slim external front band, and we’ve also made it with a half width collar, giving more front coverage without the thickness of the full folded collar (as shown in white).

Customise the features depending on the style you want to wear; opt for long sleeves and a wide band if you feel the chill in the evenings, or keep it summery with mid length sleeves and the external front facing. Moss is unlined, without set-in sleeves, which makes it a straightforward sew. It also has the benefit of very minimal fitting!

In a first for the sewing society, we’ve used two very different fabrics in this kit - a knit and a woven! The Moss Jacket was designed for woven fabrics, but due to its loose fit it also works really well made up in knit fabrics. The knits essentially behave as wovens in this make, but provide an extra level of comfort and add a cosy edge for a more transitional garment!

We’ve also included an element of luxury in this kit with some gorgeous Liberty Tana Cotton Lawn fabric. This fabric can be used to line the back yoke and Lauren also provides instructions for lining the pockets in it.

All hip length views can be made in any of the fabrics.

We’ve chosen two different base cloths in four colours for this kit: white knit, heather knit, ocean blue ramie and cerise pink ramie.

The knit fabrics in this kit have a gorgeous texture to them with their rib knit design. The ribbed construction gives these fabrics a comfortable amount of stretch, which is added to by the elastane content. The knit fabrics are 97% cotton, 3% elastane.

The ramie fabrics are non-stretch and have a slubbed, textured surface that is more raised than linen fabric, giving a really rustic, characterful appearance to the fabric. It feels a bit thicker and heavier than a medium weight linen and is overall a more structured fabric, but still not stiff. This fabric is 100% ramie.

Ramie fabric is similar to linen fabric but it is derived from the stem of nettle plants, also known as China grass. It is very absorbent, strong - even when wet, breathable, durable and is also anti-bacterial.

To see the fabric close up check out the video in the main gallery above by swiping left.

This pattern is available in sizes: US 0-34 (bust 30”-60”)

Lauren sized down by one size on her knit versions and the ramie versions are made as per her measurements.

If you'd like to see how the Moss Jacket looks on many different bodies, check out the Instagram hashtag, here.

  • The PDF digital files for the Helen's Closet Moss Jacket (Size range: US 0-34). The link to the PDF instruction booklet and A0 and A4 PDF files for all sizes will be contained in your order confirmation email. They will also be available to access when logged into the g&g website
  • A0 print out of the Helen's Closet Moss Jacket. All sizes are included on the A0 print out
  • Main fabric - as described above. Select from option above: 'Up to size US 18' contains 2.4m of fabric and 'Up to size US 34' contains 2.7m of fabric. This is enough to make any of the hip length views of the pattern.
  • Lining fabric - 0.3m Liberty cotton lawn
  • 1 reel of matching Gutermann thread, shade 111 (white), 128 (purple), 68 (blue) or 624 (pink) - if you don't have an overlocker and plan to use the same thread for finishing off seam allowances, we suggest you purchase an extra reel or use a similar shade left over from another project.
  • Medium weight interfacing: 10 x 30cm piece
  • Sewing Machine Needles: Prym Mixed Jersey Needles (knit fabrics) or Prym 70-100 Needles
  • 'Me Made' Sew in woven label

A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

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

She shares her hints and tips on getting a really lovely finish on your garment including cutting out and working with knitted fabrics, how to line the pockets, how to reposition the pockets for View A, how to sew flat fell seams, how to construct the burrito yoke and much more!

The video has over 52 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 file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at advanced beginner dressmakers.

In the knit fabrics we’d say that this make would be most suitable for intermediate makers, though Lauren provides lots of tips on working with this in her tops tips video.

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

An overlocker is useful if you are making the knit version, but not essential as Lauren shows how to use an overcast foot and stitch in the top tips video.

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.

We will aim to dispatch all kits as soon as possible after orders are placed, and we aim to have all kits shipped out by Friday 18th August.

As Sewing Society kits are processed and shipped from a different location to the shop, we are unable to group together kit orders with past or subsequent orders or combine orders retrospectively. Please click here for the full g&g Sewing Society shipping terms.

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