Paola Workwear Jacket Pattern, Type - PDF
Workwear-inspired, the Paola jacket combines fashion with practical, everyday wear. Featuring straight boxy fit, four large patch pockets and flat-felled seams for sturdiness, it pairs well with just about everything. Made from our textured heavy-weight linen, it has that lived-in feel from the very first wear.
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|Skill Level:||Confident Beginner|
|Sizes:||0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30|
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Customer Questions and Answers
Hi, I am also unable to access the instructions. I'm getting a "502" error
Hello, Our Blog was down earlier today, but is back online now. You can try again by searching the name of the pattern in the search bar. If you are still unable to reach the blog, please send us an email via our 'contact us' link at the bottom of our website. Thank you!
Hello. It's the second time I try to make the pattern, but this time I can't find the instructions, the website doesn't work. Can you email it to me please?
Hello, Our Blog was down earlier today, but is back online now. You can find the instructions by searching the name of the pattern in the search bar. You can also download a copy by clicking on the .pdf icon at the end of the instructions. If you are still unable to reach the blog, please send us an email via our 'contact us' link at the bottom of our website. Thank you!
What size would you suggest to come close to a mens xl?
Hello, Due to the variations in sizes across brands, we recommend you compare the body measurements to the size chart in the pattern to select the best size.
Hello, I wanted to add a lining to this jacket, and i read your instructions but, as my English is not my mother language i did not understand want you mean with : Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. Could you please explain this ? thank you ! love the pattern to ! gets Christine
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Do you make a full size pattern for the Paola. It's so much easier to to to FedEx and just print the pattern full size than to cut, tape, and cut again.
Hello, In order to offer so many patterns for free we only offer them in this format.
Hello, I was wondering if you have a tutorial for how you did the lining on your jacket. It looks really nice.
I drafted the lining pieces by: -Removing the front and neck facing from the front and back pattern pieces - Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. This allows the sleeve lining a bit more room to move in there, and removes any tightness. - Added 1" to the center back to form a pleat to allow plenty of moving room, and again avoid any tightness. Instead of 'bagging' my lining, I serged all the edges, and basted it at the side seams, shoulders and fronts, and spent a lovely time hand stitching it in place with an invisible stitch while listening to some podcasts. I love doing these little hand stitched finishes. The basting stitches just held everything in place so it didn't shift around while I was hand sewing. They got removed after everything was secured.
This is my second time making this pattern and I love it! Both times I have had trouble doing the rolled seam on the arms once they have been sewed. My machine won't fit down the arm holes, do they need to be hand sewed? Any advice?
Hello, yes those can be tricky so we made a tutorial for how to sew them on your machine. Here is the link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/02/11/sewing-glossary-how-to-sew-flat-felled-seams-on-sleeve/
Can you supply Paola jacket pattern in hard copy form by post ?
Apologies, our free patterns are only available in .pdf format.
Hello! I'm looking for some advice with laying out and cutting out of the pattern. Should it be cut out with fabric right sides together (so wrong side up) or vice versa? And what does 'face to face' mean, when it says cut 2 face to face? If you had a layout diagram with a wright side/wrong side indication that would be extremely helpful! Thanks!
Hello, Our patterns are designed to be cut with the RS of the fabric facing out. Face to Face simple means you will need two mirror images of the pattern in question. For example, sleeves will be cut as usual from two layers of your fabric, but you will yield a left and right sleeve. This is particularly important when working with linen with no apparent right or wrong side.
Where are the instructions and the notions needed? On the Paola and other PDF patterns Thank you.
Hello The instructions and list of notions can be found in the tutorial which is located on our blog. Simply go to blog.fabrics-store.com and enter the pattern name into the search bar.
Is this a unisex pattern? Would love to make one for my partner! Thanks
It sure is! Happy sewing :)
It looks like the jacket is unlined, correct? How would I add a lining? (Or should I just google "how to line a jacket?") Thank you!
Hello, Yes this pattern is unlined, but there are many ways you can create a lining. It would be best to browse the many methods and select the one you prefer.
can he pattern be printed AO size carole
This pattern is available in A4/ letter format only.
How can I print this accurately on US Letter size paper if it comes in A4 format?
Hello, Our patterns are formatted for A4 and Letter sized paper, so simply set your print settings to 100%, "actual size" or "No scaling" (which ever is applicable for you) to print at the correct dimension. Be sure to print the test page first to check the measurements on the 2" test square. Happy sewing!
A great free pattern. I'm already planning to make others. I did size down one size based on the ease between body measurements & finished measurements. Fits well.
I have made 2 now and the pattern is great and the instructions so clear. Makes a really clean wearable garment. One in Flannel is very unstructured and hangs well. One in denim is much crisper and smarter. Thank you
I used this pattern to make a quilt jacket and loved it. Sold it for charity and it was an overwhelming success. I am now going to make another one for myself, because quilt jackets are the nicest thing to wear and this pattern makes the quilts shine! Thank you so much for the free pattern, it is a great gift to all of us. xx
I love this jacket! I usually measure into size 8, but made my Paola in 4/6. Made from fine corduroy and interfaced with quilting cotton because the main fabric seemed not sturdy enough for my purpose. I sewed the seams with wrong sides together, trimmed the interfacing and then flat felled them to the outside. It was not bad at all! Especially considering it's fine cord, interfaced with stiff cotton and my first real jacket. I modified the pockets and sewed them on as last step before buttons to check their placement on my body. I mitered the hem and (modified grown-on) facing and the next one I make will be 2 cm longer and have an applique on the back. Overall it looks great and I even like the collar, though I am usually not a massive fan of them.
This is a great pattern, lovely shape and fits true to size. However the collar and back facing have too much ease. I am an experienced sewer and have made lots of shirts so I know how to sew a collar. I'm really frustrated as it's such a lovely shape! I have made it twice and staystitched, basted etc but still the collar is way to big for the neckline.
Made this for my son for his birthday from 100% cotton corduroy . Left off the upper pockets, squared off the bottom pockets & used vintage metal buttons for a more masculine look. He was thrilled (and he's picky about clothes.) This was my second Paolo. Very happy with this pattern.
I love this pattern. I made it out of chambray, and am quite pleased with the result. I needed to shorten the arms considerably. There is a lot of topstitching on this pattern, and an edgestitching sewing machine foot would have been helpful. Another comment - if I made this again, I might change the proportions of the pockets to better accommodate my phone, etc. Still, all-in-all, this was a great project.
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