The Falda jacket was developed using a combination of draping and flat paper pattern making. Fabric carved into bold clean shapes. A nod to the classic Chanel tweed, the sensibility of a bomber jacket and the humour and volume of a victorian era sleeve.
The Falda jacket pattern comes with two different styles, depending on your fabric weight choice. A jacket weight cotton with patch pockets for the transitional seasons or blanket weight wool with welt pockets and full lining for deep winter warmth.
Style A – Intermediate.
-Lighter weight fabric.
- Zip insertion.
Style B – Intermediate / Advanced
- Bulky fabric.
- Optional block fusing.
- Welt pocket.
- Full Lining.
- Zip insertion.
The Falda jacket is an easy fit style graded from size AU 6 - 16. Easy to lengthen sleeves and body length.
Product images are sized as follows.
Charcoal Wool = size 10
Blue denim = size 8
Model size = size 10
The Falda Jacket is current available as a PDF file only.
The Zip file contains four files
1. Instructional booklet fully illustrated 36, A4 size pages.
2. AO copy shop size x 3 pages. (Both styles)
3. A4, Style A x 39 pages. (Outer shell and patch pocket)
4. A4, Style B x 24 pages. (Additional lining and welt pocket pieces)
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.