A review of Ayora Jacket
I absolutely love the Ayora jacket. It is a really interesting construction because the front and back of the jacket is one giant piece, which you then quilt before assembly. Make sure you read the instructions carefully BEFORE you cut out, as I almost came a cropper. You cut out the quilt sandwich (outside, batting and lining fabric) 1 or 2″ larger than the pattern pieces as they will shrink slightly during the quilting process. Once quilted, you recut the pattern pieces to the correct size and then construct.
I made a straight size 40 and didn’t make any changes for fit. It came up true to size. I did decide to leave off both the neckline and sleeve facings and finish off the front and sleeve ends with bias bindings as a personal preference. The final jacket is fully reversible and I quite like the bias binding details on all the seams. (In fact, I probably prefer the inside!) I used cotton for the lining and cotton sateen for the outside.
And for fun I decided to add a patchwork bunny to the back of the jacket because… why not.
Happy sewing xx