Simplicity 2250 Ponte Jacket

This simple jacket has been sitting cut and ready to sew for over 5 months. Every time I get a moment in my sewing room, something aside from this jacket takes my fancy.

On Friday, it was a lovely 29 degrees in Sydney. So I thought, why not make a jacket??

Well, there were a few contributing factors that pushed me in to making this. I had only two other items ready to sew. One required a black invisible zipper, which I seem to have run out of, and the other needed me to change my overlocker thread, which I prefer to do when I have a few projects that require the change.

As it was already cut, this only took a couple of hours to make. All inside seams are serged and I made bias binding out of a Liberty remnant for the edges.

I think the contrast between the purple/grey ponte and the Liberty is really sweet. I also trimmed the sleeves with a thicker cut of bias, so they can be rolled up or down. I also shortened the jacked by about 2 inches.

I really like this simple cardigan/jacket. I’m sure it will get a lot of wear during this trans seasonal time in Sydney. I can’t believe it took so long for me to make!

Pattern: Simplicity 2250. Used before = free
Fabric: 1.2m ponte from Spotlight. On sale = approx $12?? I can’t remember how much or how long this piece was, so this is just a guess.
Fabric: Remnant of Liberty from Rachel = Free
Thread from stash
Total: $12

  • That's a lovely little jacket: you'll definitely get heaps of wear from it over spring/ summer! Your rolled up cuffs with a pop of colour remind me of some of the little Victoria blazers that everyone seems to be making too…

  • Did you alter the pattern at all? It looks shorter than the pattern illustration, but then when has an illustration ever been on the mark? Love your jacket. Looks very versatile wardrobe wise.

    • whoops – yes I did shorten the jacket by about two inches!

  • For some reason I never think of jackets when I have ponte. I always finish up making trousers. But I have seen a few of these popping up lately. I love yours. It looks great and must be comfy with the stretch in ponte. I bet you'll even be able to keep it on while writing in the whiteboard at work!

  • It looks great – I am sure you will wear it heaps.

  • That is a lovely little jacket! I have that pattern stashed away, too. You've made me want to pull it out. Great piece!

  • A perfect little jacket and love the pop of colour.

  • Great jacket! The fit is great – I think I'll have to make this too!

  • This looks great ChristyI have this pattern and always wondered what the jacket looked like made up, your rarely see any. Love the pop of colour at the cuff and great fit. Might have to add it to the project list!

  • It looks a handy little jacket…and I still love tht tank you're wearing underneath.

  • Great idea making this in the Ponte. Did you add the facings to the jacket, or just bind the edges with the liberty. The pattern suggests you need almost 2m, but if I can get it out of 1.2m it's a real winner