This is a multi-size pattern in an envelope including sizes UK 6 - 18
The Ottoline is a boxy workwear jacket with cuff and side seam splits and inside pocket. Although a lovely design detail, the vents are a little tricky, so instructions to simplify Ottoline by excluding the side seams and sleeve vents are also provided.
A heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find you get a better stitch using a matching 'sew all' thread in the bobbin.
All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.
Skill level: experienced, but not doing the slits on the hip or sleeves would make it a more intermediate level.
Fabric suggestions: 8 - 12.5oz non stretch denim, medium weight cotton drill or canvas, dry oilskin, linen and corduroy.
We recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn't have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:
When you have made your jacket we would recommend washing it inside out.