Paola — Paola Workwear Jacket Pattern
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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- Free PDF download for our registered customers.
- Print-at-home format on Letter/A4 paper.
- Layered PDF to print just the sizes you want.
- Most patterns available graded in size 0/2 to 28/30.
- Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog.
- No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like for yourself, your family, even your sewing business.
I made this in 4C22 softened heavyweight in ultramarine (which is out of stock currently - a testament to my eyes being bigger than the time I have to sew!). It's a surprisingly easy pattern for someone like myself who is still getting used to sewing with linen. I love the weight and style. I made it with slightly larger outside lower pockets, and slightly smaller inside pockets just behind them -- a set of secret stash pockets -- and skipped the upper pockets. I'm waiting on some vintage buttons I ordered to finish it -- can't wait to start wearing it; this will become my go-to jacket for sure. Can I just say finding linen has been a revelation for me? Thank you FS!
I sewed a size 10 and was disappointed that there is way too much ease on the back facing and on the sleeves. I must have unpicked several times and the result is far from stellar.
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Being plus size (bust 48in waist 45in hips 49in) it's hard to find a free well drafted pattern for my size. The pattern has a good amount of ease to be comfy yet look good on me. I used fabrics store instructions. The pattern wasn't hard to put together, however I struggled with the collar and facing, as it was my first time. I made size 20/22. I lengthened and curved the hem and added patch pockets to make it a shaket. Thank you so much fabrics store from Cairo, Egypt
This pattern is free but that's not even the best part. The pattern is fairly easy to follow. A beginner with some previous sewing knowledge could handle this because Fabric-store even has a tutorial on their blog "the---thread". Don't overlook that extra opportunity to have even more guidance. The jacket is on trend right now. The young adults in my life call it a Chore Coat and you can see many inspiration pictures online to choose your favorite color. I recommend the 7.1 oz FS Linen!
This was my second sewing project ever and I found it to be challenging but in all the right ways. It gave me a lot of my firsts, like using interfacing, creating a collar and buttonholes. I ended up sizing down and the fit is perfect - with still a bit a give. Will make again in correct size with a cozy lining for winter.
I'm not sure which button I clicked on but found the pattern eventually.
Hi- I downloaded where it says 'Free Download' but it only shows general instructions. Then I found link to step by step but no patterns. Where can I find the pattern? I just rec'd my linen from you all and hope to sew this up. Cheers- Kathleen
I also had the issue of not getting the pattern in the download. I got some nice pictures of jacket, but no pattern.
Good afternoon! I am sending you a follow-up email as well. But to access the pattern pieces - open this file in Adobe Reader. In the Adobe Reader menu click View - Show/Hide - Navigation Panes - Attachments. Adobe will pop open a side panel with the attached file which is the pattern pieces. Double click on the attached file and Adobe will open it for you :)
Finished! This is the first jacket I've every made. The pattern made it super easy! I used 4C22 Earth Softened linen, and an assortment of large odd buttons from my button box. Omitted the patch pockets and instead added side seam pockets. Shortened the length by 2.5" for my shorter frame. I love it! I hope to make another one.
Ever since I uncovered a vintage French chore jacket at a flea market years ago, I have been obsessed with this timeless jacket design. If you follow me on Pinterest, you are not surprised to read this. I have dreamed of creating my own version for a while and finally found the perfect sewing pattern to do it! You can read more about this project here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/03/11/pattern-review-paola-workwear-jacket-in-insignia-blue-linen/
FS Paola Work Wear Jacket made with Red Cotton Twill requested by my son in law. For the men's jackets, I used the size guide to estimate which size might work for them even though it has women's sizing. This wasn't too tricky and I measured their shoulder width to make sure I got it correct comparing the width to the top of the back piece pattern. For men, you also need to put the buttons on the opposite side â€“ buttons on the right, buttonholes on the left. You can find more info on my heirloom quality handmade clothing here: mamaosa.co/
This very practical jacket which I made with pinwale corduroy. I did not have enough green corduroy, so I decided to make contrast pockets with blue corduroy. I decided to put side splits in for ease of movement and minimised some top stitching. I did move the buttons closer to the collar as the original image looked like it was gaping a little bit. Otherwise, no other alterations. Made a size 4/6 and I am an Australian size 10. It has perfect roominess for me as I plan to wear it with layers in the cooler weather. Love this jacket and plan on making more!
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