a Chic Jacket that’s quick and easy to sew!
A review of Helen's Closet Pona Jacket
I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the Pona Jacket – and it immediately became a firm favourite. It’s an incredibly quick sew with the clear and thorough instructions you’d expect from Helen’s Closet. You can sew one of these jackets in a day, no problem. It’s also very customisable and will look very different depending on the fabric you opt for. I used corduroy for both of mine, a needlecord for the lightweight (red) cropped jacket and a heavyweight 8 wale for the full-on coat version. I think a wool would look amazing and I’m planning a few of these for next Spring.
The drafting is really nifty, with a great facing which means this jacket doesn’t need to be lined – it also has no closures, making this really easy to assemble. You could, of course, add buttons as it does cross over at the front; I added a snap closure to my coat version in order to be able to shut it closed and ward off the Winter chills.
You can read the full blog post over on my blog www.sewsarahsmith