I wanted to have a baseball jacked since like forever, but I had to search for months for the perfect pattern. I didn’t like the neckline of the Papercut Rigel Bomber, and I also didn’t want raglan sleeves (i usually don’t like the look of them). But at the beginning of this year I found this Burdastlyle pattern for children:
And the largest size more or less matched my measurements. The height was exact, not the bust or waist measurement, but I expected a ton of ease here, so I decided to try. After measuring the pattern pieces I knew I could make it work. And I did!
Two things that I wanted to modify were the length and adding pockets. This jacket was asymmetric so I chopped of 8 cm on the front and 10 at the back.
The welt pockets were a bit more work, but the result is totally worth it.
And here you have the result (worn with Gertie’s B5895).
The fit is perfect. I shortened the waistband but I could have shortened it a bit more. It’s good anyway.
I added some patches to add some character, but there were a pain. Since I added them after the jacket was completely constructed, ironing did not work very well, since you need to dampen your fabric and also press from the wrong side. I tried fabric glue, but they also came out. I hand sewed them on during some evenings, including the first of the Screemin’ Festival.
Too add a note of color, the lining and yoke were made out of some plush fabric I bought a couple of years ago by accident. I expected it to be regular fleece, but when the fabric arrived I didn’t know what to make with it. The shell is made out of the same sweatshirt fabric I used for my knit pencil skirt.
And it also looks good unzipped.
Since the plush side is also beautiful I decided to make it reversible, following the instructions for the KitschyCoo Reversible Zippy Hoddie.
I wore this jacket during the Screamin’ Festival evening and I was never temped to wear itthis way, but I just wanted to have the possibility, and it looks neat and tidy on the inside too.
I’m really happy with how this baseball jacket came out, and it has everything I wanted in it.
And here you can see how I wore it at the festival!