Workwear Jackets, Chore Jackets, Artist Jackets! Hard-wearing jackets for working hard in (and not working hard in)! It’s handy to have big pockets to fill full of things (who doesn’t need a dedicated mask pocket), which will make up for the lack of pockets in so many of the clothes you don’t sew for yourself.
Without further rambling, a selection of Chore Jacket Sewing Patterns!
This Jacket from Atelier Brunette is available up to 126cm (49.5″) bust and 134cm (53″) hip
Chore Jacket Fabric?
Classic Chore Jackets are made with bottom-weight fabrics that are hard-wearing, so you can work in them! Grabbing a canvas drop cloth from Bunnings or Mitre 10 can be a cost effective solution because the extra width brings the per-metre price down.
Want a denim chore jacket?Check out my blogpost on ‘Shopping denim in NZ‘.
The Rhett Jacket
The Rhett is a free download if you’re a paid Seamwork member.
Available up to 137cm (54″) bust and 147cm (58″) hip
Paola Workwear Jacket
The Paola is a free pattern from Fabrics Store which is available up to a 147cm (58″) hip
All of these Jackets really highlight their buttons! My favourite places to find buttons in NZ is Hawes and Freer (who have some great eco options like corozo nut and sustainably farmed horn), and TradeMe.
When hunting for buttons on TradeMe, I type in the width I’m looking for and filter the search to items within NZ.
The Remy Shirt from Papercute Patterns is maybe closer to a shacket than a chore jacket but it was too cute to not be included. Add your own extra pockets for storing rocks and other important bits.
Want to get printing?
Email your PDF pattern files through to email@example.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page