Amsterdam Jacket by Rebecca Page

Jan 1, 2018

It’s the first day of the new year and I’m celebrating with a new jacket!  Bennett has been complaining ever since I made his sweet peacoat that we were too matchy-matchy in our red plaids (my winter jacket from last year is a buffalo plaid)…so I decided that maybe it was time to make something else.  I mean, both boys got a new winter coat recently, why did I get a new one too?

I’ve had this super thick wool knit, in a ton of colors, that was part of Bennett’s grandmother’s stash and decided that it was necessary to incorporate it into my make.  I set out to the PDF sewing pattern world and stumbled upon this Amsterdam Coat from Rebecca Page.  I’ve only sewn one other item from Rebecca (these Berry Bubble Shorts) but I love her style and drafting and knew that it would be a surefire win.  And it was!

Of course, I’m annoying and made a few changes…but that’s to be expected.  But honestly, not too much was adjusted.  The pattern does call for a different button style, but once I had the jacket on me, I decided that I wanted it a little snugger, so I added buttonholes instead.  I also didn’t do a facing for my hood, I just cut two of the same for the lining and outer fabrics, because I wanted more of the fur to show.

Speaking of fur.  OMG.  I’m in love.  It’s SO COZY and soft and I am in heaven when it’s on.  Normally, I wouldn’t line the sleeves of a jacket like this in anything besides an actual lining material…but I couldn’t help myself and fur lined the sleeves as well.  It’s to die for.  Seriously.  Stop what you’re doing and go make a fur lined jacket.

Fur is an epic pain in the ass to cut, I seriously still have it all over my sewing room…and you can see it all over the outer fabric of the jacket too.  But I don’t care.  It was worth the torture.

I even went so far as to line my pockets with fur.  My hands are thanking me.
The only thing I can really complain about this pattern is that the pocket bags are a little on the smaller side.  I wish I’d have thought about it and make them larger, since my phone barely fits into them.  Not a huge issue, just something to remember if I ever make this again.

I absolutely love how far the buttons go up the jacket.  I cannot stand wearing scarfs, personally.  But sometimes my neck is cold and I’m all “crap, I wish I had a scarf”.  This solves my problems, because when buttoned all the way up, it literally closes me into the jacket and eliminates the need or want for a scarf.  It was 9 degrees outside when I was taking these photos.  The extra buttons were needed.

I was bummed when I realized that I didn’t have nearly enough of the royal wool to complete the jacket.  And I was super nervous to do so, but I’m glad I did….because I took advantage of the princess seams and the upper/under sleeve drafting and created a colorblocked look for my jacket.  I had a ton of navy wool, but I didn’t want an entire jacket in a dark color like that.  But this two-toned version is a total winner.

Now I’m feeling like I need some new mittens to match my hat and jacket combo.  What do you think?  Maybe whip up some granny square gloves tonight while watching tv?


Pattern: Amsterdam All-Weather Ladies Coat by Rebecca Page

Fabric: Family Find

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