Mekong River Textiles

River Jacket Pattern

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Line drawing of River Jacket front and back

The River Jacket is unlined and loose-fitting with drop shoulders, three-quarter length bodice and sleeves, and designer patch pockets. The collar curves gently around the entire front opening of the jacket and six buttons serve as the closure. Instructions are given for both traditional and loop-style buttonholes and for bias and non-bias cut collar.


Pattern Package Includes:

Suggested Fabric
The “River Jacket” is designed for a medium-weight handwoven ikat cotton or silk but any fabric of this weight may be used. The pattern cover shows the Special Diamond Ikat fabric which works beautifully for this jacket.

Interfacing (1/2 yd), six 5/8" buttons, thread to match, drop-shoulder style shoulder pads.


Finished Garment Size

The length of the finished jacket is 31" center back to hem. There is a four inch difference between sizes Extra Large, Large, Medium, and Small. The hem measurement (circumference) for the jacket is: XL-56", L- 52", M-48", S- 44".

Yardage Requirements**

45" fabric
• 2 5/8 yards

35" to 36" Border Ikat fabric
Thai Ikat has 3" solid along each selvage
• 3 yards; add 1/2 fabric yard (bias cut collar)

For Mixed Fabric Jacket

36" Thai Ikat— with 3" solid borders along each selvage
For bodice back/front and sleeeves
• 2 1/8 yards
For yoke/collar/pocket
• 1 1/8 yards

45" wide fabric
For bodice back/front and sleeeves
•1 3/4 yards
For yoke/collar/pocket
• 1 yard

The above measurements are estimates and do not include changes for pattern alterations, matching designs, or directional fabrics.

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