The first of many

A review of Closet Core Patterns Sienna Maker Jacket

Reviewed by Sew Atelier M on 4th December, 2022

All the coats in my wardrobe seem so formal: I was lacking a casual coat to wear with jeans and sweaters.

The Sienna Maker jacket by Closet Core seemed like the perfect solution. I had this pattern on my wish list for quite a while. When I was finally able to purchase and obtain the pattern I could not wait to begin sewing!

The long Sienna Maker jacket is a fairly straight forward jacket to make. The shape is simple and unstructured, there are no darts and it is unlined. Finally  there are no button holes to fit, and so it is good project for someone with moderate sewing experience.

I have to admit that I love the finished jacket and have received many compliments when wearing it. It really is different to anything readily available and certainly worth the effort to make.

The jacket is great worn over T-shirts, and yet is loose and roomy enough to wear over sweaters. A great all-season jacket for layering. 


I find that I struggle as to what to do with the belt when not tied. It can apparently be looped in the opposite direction. I tend to roll it and place it in a pocket. I do have a couple of ideas for alternative solutions to this issue, that I plan to experiment with in my next make, so watch this space!

All in all I am very pleased with this jacket and will certainly be making further versions.

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