Sew & Tell | Kristi of sweetkm

Grainline Studio | Tamarack Jacket

We are excited to share this Tamarack Jacket that Kristi made! The buffalo check and chambray combination is so dreamy.

Name Kristi

Where can we find you online? sweetkm

Link to your post about this sweetkm

Which pattern did you use Tamarack Jacket

Grainline Studio | Tamarack Jacket

What type of fabric or other materials did you use? The outer fabric is Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel. It’s very sturdy for cotton flannel, and perfect for outerwear. The lining is Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Indigo.

Grainline Studio | Tamarack Jacket

Tell us about your project! I made this jacket to wear out to dinner for my birthday. Buffalo check is normally a very casual fabric. I liked the idea of dressing it up with more refined garment construction so I could wear it out for cocktails. I wanted the jacket to seem as polished as possible so I used the inner layer of fabric as a lining to conceal the pocket bags, rather than quilting it to the rest of the body. It’s a great jacket so I also wanted to make the bold color, and print as versatile as possible. To satisfy myself that this wasn’t going to be a closet white elephant, I did some wardrobe brainstorming and came up with 3 sure thing combinations for my Tamarack. Most of the pieces I already owned, and I made a new black linen Scout Tee for the most dressed up combination. Sometimes I wear my Tamarack as outerwear, and sometimes in place of a blazer or cardigan. The bold print choice turned out to be a lot more versatile than I expected.

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7 replies on “Sew & Tell | Kristi of sweetkm

  • Lodi Srygley

    I absolutely LOVE it! But, I don’t do PDF’s. PLEASE print papers! PLEASE!!!! (It has never worked for me, and costs a fortune. My Staples guy says it actually costs 50 cents per page.)

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  • PsychicKathleen

    Love that you made such a pretty jacket in a “lumber jack” check! Gorgeous combination and so creative. I too love combining patterns and fabrics in a unique way. Very casual tops in some extravagant silk and fancy dresses in simple cottons 🙂

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  • Melissa

    Beautiful! I’ve been thinking of making a Tamarak using some black and white plaid suiting fabric that has a slight stretch to it. Do you think the pattern has enough tailoring to suit this kind of fabric? Thinking shocking bright color for lining.

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    • Jen

      There really isn’t any tailoring in this pattern, it’s an unstructured coat, unless you mean something else by tailoring? You’re going to be quilting through 3 layers of fabric so stretch might be a bit of a pain as the fabric will be likely to move and stretch out of place while you work.

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      • Melissa

        I am just about finished with it — it’s fantastic! Lined with purple/pink some what stretchy shirting to be compatible with the plaid. I just LOVE it!! Pics coming soon.

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