The perfect jacket for layering

A review of Closet Core Patterns Sienna Maker Jacket

Reviewed by Sew Atelier M on 1st January, 2023

Following the the success of making the long belted Sienna Maker jacket, I decided that I just had to make the short chore version. It seemed the perfect shape for wearing over sweaters in the spring and autumn months.

Incorporating large patch pockets, this jacket has great style and is supremely practical.

The jackets is unlined and so requires the seams to be finished using French or Hong Kong seams, as they are exposed.


I used a medium weigh denim, it seemed the natural choice for a workwear jacket. I used a cotton gingham to line the sleeve pockets and make the bias binding.

The 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. It is good project for someone with moderate sewing experience.

The jacket is great worn over T-shirts, and yet is lose and roomy enough to wear over chunky sweaters. A great all season jacket for layering. I will certainly be making other versions.

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