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I sewed a denim jacket! I had never even considered the possibility until I saw one turn up at Pattern Review, and it got the wheels turning. “Wait a minute….I have that marvelous Liberty of London twill that I bought, and I have been wondering what to make with it. I’ll bet it would look great as a denim jacket!”

(NOTE: If you’d prefer to read the somewhat shorter review I did on Pattern Review, you can find it HERE.)

Marvelous Liberty of London twill?? Yes! In July 2014 we visited London, and I came across Shaukat as a place for Liberty of London fabric. I thought it would be a good place to look for some fabric for a shirt for my husband. I would say Shaukat is THE place for Liberty of London fabric! Wow. And just a few feet inside the door, I saw this brushed twill version of the “Tresco” print, and it took my breath away. Two meters of it was my big souvenir from the trip. 

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Choosing and Testing the Pattern
I was pleased to find there were jeans jacket pattern options from both Kwik Sew and Jalie, two of my favorite pattern companies. Unfortunately, they were all out-of-print. But with all our fabulous online resources, the upside is that one can still hunt for out-of-print patterns on Etsy and Ebay…AND there are sometimes PDF versions still available for printing. 

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