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Ella's Nelly Jacket

03—July 2024

Auckland Store team member Ella has made this entirely hand-sewn jacket!

Staff Made — Ella's Nelly Jacket
Jul 3 2024

Ella from our Auckland store team has made a beautiful jacket using the Nelly Coat pattern, from German brand Juliana Martejevs. This cute handsewn boxy jacket is a winter winner in classic grey houndstooth coating! Read on for photos and project details, very kindly modelled by Ella herself.

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Pattern Used — The Nelly Coat by Juliana Martejevs

The Nelly Coat is a basic boxy coat pattern, with patch pockets and embroidery detailing. This unique pattern needs to be fully blanket stitched together by hand, which may sound a little intimidating, but Ella said she got the hang of it quickly after watching the YouTube video tutorial here. She made a size XS in the short version, and used 1.6m of our Houndstooth Wool Blend Coating in the colour Grey Fleck, a half ball of 8 ply yarn and 1.2m of bias binding. Ella said the fit was true to size but shorter than she anticipated, and the entire project took her about three evenings to complete. She mentioned that next time she'd choose a firmer, more structured fabric for a sculptural look, but she loves how comfy and easy to wear this houndstooth version ended up!

If you'd like to give this a try, you can download the Nelly Coat pattern from Juliana Martejevs website here.

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Fabric Recommendations

Juliana recommends using a medium to heavyweight woven fabric, such as a wool coating for the Nelly Coat. You'll need to pick something without stretch and with density, to avoid any interior fraying. Check out these bright coloured coatings from our Online Store below, currently 40% off in our Winter Sale. From top to bottom is our Wool / Cashmere Blend Melton - Sea Holly, Fuzzy Wool / Viscose - Parakeet, Double Faced Wool / Poly Coating - Pollen, Wool / Cashmere Blend Melton - Noix and Wool / Nylon Melton Coating - Postbox

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If you are looking to try a hand-sewn pattern, this one would be a great place to start and with 40% off all deadstock woollens as part of our winter sale, it's an ideal time to snap up some fabric. Share your creative process with us over on Instagram and TikTok!

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