Tamarack Jacket with Indiesew

It’s starting to feel like fall around here. Just the beginning, but fall none the less. It’s perfect weather for the Tamarack Jacket I made using Forage. I’ve had the Tamarack on my list for so long. I had bought the paper pattern last year finally and had been saving it ever since. I knew it would be one of those super satisfying projects because of the multiple steps involved. Overall it’s a straightforward jacket, but knowing your way around quilting will really come in handy.

Luckily due to some crummy weather, I finally got to work on the Tamarack. It took me the better part of two days to complete, but it was one of those relaxing kind of sewing projects where I wasn’t sweating and fretting over every step (well, maybe just the welt pockets – I had to get them just right you know). And it was super enjoyable! I lined it with a beautifully soft Cambridge lawn (in Nude) which I think is just the perfect complement to the Roam Forage print in my collection.

All the batting I used was leftover wool and wool/bamboo batting from other projects. That’s always a winner in my book when I can use up small batting scraps in one project. Love it! I also took the time to add a little hang loop and add twill tape a little “Forage” selvage text to make a little personalized tag. Pretty proud of myself for remembering to take the time to do that!

It finished off with some metal spring snaps (available in my shop). And it’s so cozy! Now that Jen has a sew along planned, I think I might make another! I know it sounds like a commitment, but I’m thinking a dark chambray and lengthening the jacket – maybe adding a hood! I might be crazy, but it sounds like a fun challenge.

Pattern: Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio available in both PDF and paper formats in the Indiesew shop! I might even wait until I get my hands on some tencel twill and use that for my next one. I love the one Allie sewed up as part of their Fall/Winter collection last year at Indiesew.

This post was written as part of the Indiesew Blogger Team. Oh, and if you haven’t heard about Indiesew before please listen to Allie on this episode of the Love To Sew podcast

11 thoughts on “Tamarack Jacket with Indiesew

  1. Kim says:

    Love it Anna! Your new fabric collection is beautiful!
    I have the Tamarack pattern-still trying to decide what fabrics to use. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Melody Srygley says:

    This jacket really looks like “you”. The fabric and pattern are a perfect match!
    Do I see a secret inside pocket?

  3. Janie says:

    Beautiful work! You took your time to do it right.
    Those details really shine.

  4. Marta says:

    Bellissima questa giacca, mi piace proprio. Complimenti.

  5. Vanessa says:

    It’s beautiful!

  6. CTNBEE says:

    Great job. It’s nice that you like to do it and share your passion with us. I respect such people. I love your work. It is very nice to watch them! I am very happy that I found your blog and I can read such great posts.

  7. Juliann says:

    I’m curious to know if you prewashed this fabric befor sewing. I am hoping to make this jacket for the sew along.

  8. TrishKnits says:

    So beautiful! I’ve had Tamarack in my pattern library for a while too. Every time I think I’ve decided on which fabrics to use, I see another amazing version and I’m back to square one. For instance, after seeing yours I’m thinking I need a print with a pale pink lining. Lol. PS, I love your fabric line! <3

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much Trish! Well, I think that just means that the Tamarack looks good in just about any fabric! 🙂

  9. Eli says:

    Did you have issues with bulky seams at the underarms? I started mine a while ago and just sorta never finished it but that was one of the issues I had. I was thinking of finishing it up this weekend finally.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      I don’t recall them being too bulky, but I did serge the seams. I suppose some of the other seam finishes might be bulkier.

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