New Pattern: Cerro Alto Jacket
Please welcome the latest Itch to Stitch sewing pattern, the Cerro Alto Jacket!
For one week (through May 7, 2020), the Cerro Alto Jacket sewing pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies—get 15% off your entire cart if your purchase is $20 or more, or 20% off your entire cart if your purchase is $30 or more!
I love the clean look of the Cerro Alto Jacket. It has an asymmetrical front with an exposed zipper as closure. I think the mixture of elegance and a subtle roughness is what makes the Cerro Alto so interesting. The jacket is awesome to be worn with a dress or jeans. I think it will be a versatile piece in your wardrobe.
Cerro Alto Jacket Features:
- Fully lined
- Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
- Front and back yokes and princess seams
- Asymmetric front with exposed zipper
- Round bias-bound neckline
- Front waist pockets with exposed zippers
- Two-piece sleeves with bias bound cuffs
Cerro Alto is a lined jacket. I haven’t done a lined jacket for a while, and it’s as satisfying as I remember. Many people think that it’s complicated to sew a lined jacket, but I feel that it’s not necessary longer or more complicated than using French seam or Hong Kong seam finish. And a lined jacket just looks so clean inside!
If you are familiar with lining a jacket, you don’t want to miss this pattern. I’ve come up with a new method of bagging the lining with a jump pleat. If I must say so myself, every lined jacket should use this method from now on. It is better than any method I’ve ever learned. It is THAT good.
If you haven’t sewn a lined a jacket before, then you will find the instructions super thorough. All my patterns have detailed instructions, but this one is over the top. If you follow and trust the pattern instructions, you will produce an exquisite jacket. Quite a few of my testers have not sewn a lined jacket before, but they all finished with excellent results.
Talking about my testers, let’s take a look their beautiful Cerro Altos!
Thank you, my lovely testers!
Be sure to pick up your copy of the Cerro Alto Jacket while it’s 20% off (only through May 7, 2020)!
I recently discovered your site. I love your patterns and a lot of them make me want to sew (the Lisbon cardigan and the Anza dress sewn are a real pleasure).
I would like to make the Cerro Alto Jacket pattern with a hood, is it possible?
I’m looking forward to your coat pattern 🙂
Thank you for your answer
Hi Françoise, thanks for reaching out. I think you could hack a hood onto the Cerro Alto. Find a pattern with a hood and you have to modify the hood so that that seam line of is the same as the neckline.
Seen some quilted fabric that I like, colourful, would this work with it?
I would use the quilted fabric only for the outside of the jacket. For the facing, I’d use something thinner.
Would a medium weight Ponte work. I see the woven recommendation..but I was curious.
Hi Michelle, if your Ponte has a very good recovery and/or it doesn’t have a lot of stretches, then it would work. But either way, it will be more relaxed.
Love the new jacket. What fabric type can the jacket be made in. Rosemary
Hi Rosemary, thanks for your interest in this pattern. In every pattern listing, there’s a tab called “Material” (if you scroll down a bit), and there it will tell you the fabric requirements for the pattern. In this case, the requirements are:
Primary Fabric Use medium-weight, woven fabric with or without stretch. If using a woven with stretch, use one with a maximum of 12% stretch. Woolen, embroidered fabrics, suiting, crepe, jacquard, brocade, shantung, flannel and gabardine are good choices
Contrast Fabric Use medium-weight, woven fabric with no stretch. You can use the same fabric as the primary fabric. Woolen, embroidered fabrics, suiting, crepe, jacquard, brocade, shantung, flannel and gabardine are good choices.
Lining Use a lightweight fabric for the lining. Charmeuse, China silk and lining fabrics are good choices.
Interfacing Use medium weight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing.
I’m new to sewing and have some questions about fabric weight for this pattern. I have my eye on wool that is 13.10 oz/square yard. I suspect this weight of fabric would be too heavy for the pattern. What do you consider to be “medium weight?” What would be the heaviest weight wool you would consider using for the primary fabric for this pattern?
It’s hard to say. 13.1 oz for some wool is very lofty, but it doesn’t sound particularly heavy. If you are concerned, I would use the wool only for the main part of the jacket and use a different fabric for the yoke and the facings (inside the jacket).
Thank you! I’ll give it a try and will let you know how it turns out.
Lovely, tailored look! I like that even with the abundance of asymmetrical zip jackets out there, this is different enough to warrant purchasing. I love that there’s no collar and I like the position on the zip pockets. I think all I would have to do is lengthen out of preference!
Thank you. Mrs. Duncan. Lengthening is very easy too. I hope to see your version one day!
I have to catch up on a few Itch to Stitch patterns. I love this jacket. I also love the range of patterns you design – it is enough for an entire wardrobe. Please, please design a winter coat!
Thank you! Winter coat this year is in the plan! Finger crossed no more other surprises this year. 🙂
Kennis, I love this jacket. It hits all those check marks: fit, mature figure, classic, and timeless. Keep designing. Deb, Canada
Thank you so much Deb! I am glad you like it. 🙂