Merchant and Mills

Merchant & Mills Ottoline Jacket

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Ottoline Jacket sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. Ottoline is a boxy workwear jacket with cuff and side seam splits and an inside pocket. Although a lovely design detail, the vents are a little tricky, so instructions are also included to simplify Ottoline by excluding the vents if you like.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 8-12.5 oz. non-stretch denim, medium weight cotton drill or canvas, dry oilskin, linen and corduroy.

Fabric requirements: 83 cm wide fabric: 2.8 - 3.25 m // 120 cm wide fabric: 1.9 - 2.15 m // 140 cm wide fabric: 1.7 - 2 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 1.7 - 1.9 m.

Sizing: UK 6 – 18 (approx. UK 6 – 16/18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Five buttons, approx. 22 mm (seven if you are doing buttons at the cuff); matching thread; contrast topstitch thread (optional).

Note: We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (30 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Deirdre Hollingum
Great jacket

I have made this twice now, once in linen and once in a wool mix. The instructions are very good although it took me ages to find the fabric layout because it was at the end, which seemed counterintuitive to me.  But I would like to know why M&M pictures are so bad? The garments are made in dark fabrics and shot against dark backgrounds.  It's really frustrating to have to keep looking until you find a visible picture.

Wool Ottoline Jacket

My first version of this jacket won't be my last.  I used a thick Melton wool, which isn't one of the recommended fabrics so I sized up 3 sizes above my usual size to make it oversized.  Further changes were shortening and leaving out the vents (further details on IG @judithrosalind).

Instructions and drafting were great. Came together really well, as usual with M&M patterns.

Ottoline Jacket - Merchant & Mills

This is a great pattern for a practical, stylish jacket that is very comfortable to wear. I made it in size 10, added the splits on the side but not the sleeves as I wanted to judge their length once the jacket was finished. The splits are tricky to sew, like the top stitching they require precision to get a good result. The M&M instructions are very clear, including how to simplify the design by excluding the splits. I used a herringbone organic cotton, didn’t alter the pattern (apart from sleeve length), and used a top stitching thread. I’m very pleased with the result, this will get a lot of wear and I’m sure I will use the pattern again.

Merchant and Mills Ottoline Jacket

I made this jacket after a loss of sew-jo and it was the perfect thing to make as it was so straightforward. I opted for the version with side seam splits and vents on the sleeve but played it safe with matching topstitching. The instructions are lovely and clear, I made a size 16 with no alterations and am happy with the fit, the shoulders are a bit long but I don't' think its the end of the world. My plan is to wear this jacket over the spring and let's face it probably the English summer, love the style so I know it's going to get lots of wear.