White Pique Jacket

Well, you knew I wouldn’t be able to resist copying LindsayT’s white pique jacket! The moment I saw it I realized what a useful and versatile item it would be. This is the perfect little jacket to dress up a simple dress or even jeans and a tank top.

By all rights, this jacket should be lined or underlined. But it is so blistering hot here and this fabric is already pretty beefy so I couldn’t imagine adding another layer to it. Instead, I finished all the seams with a Hong Kong binding.


My friend Sharon (aka Sewinsiren) gave me two bags of silver hardware a couple of weeks ago so I used them here. I’ve been looking at a lot of jacket patterns from the ’60s lately and somehow I’ve incorporated a little bit of Mod into this version! This is actually my 2nd front. I didn’t like the way the pockets looked on the original darted front so I redrafted it with Princess seams and recut (luckily, I had enough fabric leftover!).




Filed under Simplicity, Year of the Jacket

30 responses to “White Pique Jacket

  1. This is my favorite version of this jacket among everyone who’s made it. I love the simplicity of having bottom pockets only as well as the lovely silver hardware. I’m sure this will get tons of use.

  2. This is darling, Gigi. I love how you’ve styled it!

  3. I love this version! I still need to post my denim version. My isn’t nearly as nice. You have some mad skills. 🙂

  4. Very cute, the pockets with the hardware is a great feature.

  5. That is one gorgeous jacket with beautiful detail stitching!

  6. kellyinMKE

    Gigi, this is fabulous. Also, nice tag. I adore the links.

  7. This is soooooo cute! I’m telling you I am going to have to buy this pattern now and enlarge it! I want one of these jackets, too!

  8. Mary Ann

    I absolutely love your use of the hardware on this jacket, especially the sleeve detail. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Oh what a beautiful jacket!

  10. Mechelle

    REALLY cute jacket – and I love the fabric & hardware. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love what you’ve done with this jacket pattern. I think–3 you’ve made? Each one different and distinctive. I like the hardware on this one.

  12. Auntie Allyn

    Love it! I’ve always liked white pique fabric, and glad to see that it’s still popular! I bet you get a lot of wear out of this stylish jacket.

  13. Betsy

    Inquiring minds, Gigi – what did you make your hong kong finish binding from? Boring white or something fun?

    Cute jacket – I’d never be able to wear a jacket in your climate. I can barely put on enough clothes in Florida to not be arrested on the rare occasion I have to go there.

    Well, maybe in January. At night.

  14. Vicki

    This is a really cool looking version. Love the hardware with the white.

  15. Gigi This is really really darling.

  16. WOW! That’s a GORGEOUS jacket! The fabric is awesome too!

  17. joan

    All of your jackets are beautiful and the sewing exemplary.
    I do have to ask a design question. This white jacket and a magenta one that you did both have heavy pockets placed at the waistline. Does this not add visual bulk to your waist area? Difficult to tell from a photo on a mannequin; hopefully it doesn’t do this IRL.

  18. vernonfashionstudio

    That jacket is fabulous! That white is so fresh and summer-y.

    Linda T

  19. Belinda (Sew-4-Fun)

    Great jacket! I see this becoming a staple in your wardrobe.

    I’d like you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I don’t leave many comments but your posts always leave a smile on my face. I appreciate your willingness to share, from the early Sewing World days through until today. Your posts have helped me with my own sewing on many occasions, so thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share.

  20. Els

    Cute jacket.

  21. Absolutely stunning. I love the buckles on the pockets – I don’t think Lindsay T did this.

  22. This is really great looking. I always hesitate to use these pieces cause I’m afraid they will look too casual for the piece, but they look perfect here. Beautiful work on this jacket.

  23. Heather

    Awesome Gigi! Clean lines and a really good choice for the ‘hardware’.

  24. mariebayarea

    gorgeous! i’m a huge fan of handmade clothes. happy to find your blog.

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  27. Looks very professional! The pockets, sleeves and narrow sleeve cuffs look so nice. With that kind of heat I can see why you wear a metal watch band too.

  28. Now, i really want a white jacket like this, too. Yours look fabulous! Great work!

  29. I love your version of the jacket! Those pockets are amazing!