Giveaway! The Softshell Jacket from Gracious Threads

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

When I saw a tester call for the Softshell Jacket from Gracious Threads, I was so excited! I took a trip to my local Jo-Ann Fabrics store and asked if they had any softshell fabric, and the lady looked at me like I was crazy. She had no idea what I was talking about. I ended up getting some fleece, so that I could complete my jacket during the testing time, but I definitely intend to order some softshell fabric from an online store. If you have any recommendations for where to get softshell, please leave a comment below!

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

This pattern is full of fun details! The zippered welt pockets were so much easier than I thought they would be. My daughter wanted to use some fun fabric for the lining, and I love that a basic jacket can have some hidden donuts in the pockets.

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

The front of the jacket has an option for piping. I made my own piping to match my zippers and give a fun pop of color to the jacket. I am still working on getting my piping to line up perfectly, and I have some new techniques to try out on my next jacket that I learned from the other testers. In fact, I was all set to make a second jacket when I realized that one of my zippers had gone missing. Does that happen in your sewing room too? My girls had been in there choosing zippers for another project I am working on, but they all claim that they have no idea what happened to the missing zipper. As soon as my missing zipper appears, I will be sewing up another jacket.

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

In the hood I added the elastic shock cording and barrel locks. I ordered the barrel locks with one opening in them, and then added a bead to keep the cord from pulling back through. I love that Gracious Threads includes tips and ideas (like this bead trick) throughout the pattern instructions. You can also use a barrel lock with two openings, and then you won’t need the bead. I know the elastic cording in the hood will help keep my daughter extra warm this winter. In my next jacket, I am considering adding some cording to the bottom hem as well.

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

Gracious Threads has generously offered to allow me to giveaway a Softshell Jacket pattern! The pattern will be on sale for $6.75 (regular price $8.50) until 8/25.

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Gracious Threads Softshell jacket PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie

Pattern: Softshell Jacket from Gracious Threads

Fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics

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17 Comments

  1. I would definitely need to put in the pockets for all the treasures they find. That way I don’t have to carry them. 😉

  2. The piping makes this jacket more feminine and I really like it. The extra vertical pocket will be great for any trinket that *might* find its way there…!!!

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