Getting through winter in Nage Libre

Some sewing patterns have a versatility that allows them to be sewn throughout the seasons depending on your choice of fabric (but you certainly already knew that 😉). The result varies depending on the choice of material, but it is also the “style” of the garment that can be transformed.

The perfect little jacket in summer and winter

The Nage Libre jacket is the perfect example of this evolving all season patternpart of this summer's La Piscine collection, I focused on the dressing robe/lounging style look with versions sewn in fabrics fluid, like a light kimono and a summer jacket.

The pattern is available in both long and short versions, it was also sewn overcoat style in jacquard fabrics. And it’s clearly this second option that hit the mark with many of you favored this more boxy look, in fabrics with staying power!


A jacket in the colors of the new collection

Nage Libre is indeed a perfect pattern for sewing beautiful jacquards, its construction allows you to emphasize the fabric because it does not have too many pieces that could visually “split” a pattern. And its raglan sleeves and cutout in the back bring dynamism to the silhouette, it is also a perfect playground for piping addicts.

For winter, I wanted to sew up this pretty pattern in one of our new fabrics, the Botanica Encre jacquard.

The fabric is perfect for the pattern: it is very lightly quilted but not too thick so easy to sew, the pretty flowers enhanced with metallic thread brings elegance to the jacket, and the duo with our silver piping works perfectly.

Nage Libre is a sewing pattern that does not present any particular difficulty: no button placket or zip, the assembly of the lined sleeves is done flat, it is a project suitable for sewers who would like to sew their first lined jacket.

Shades of Ink tones

I wear my jacket with Tremplin trousers sewn in Encre cotton sateen (so beautiful for winter !) and under my jacket I wear my Blush camisole sewn in Léo Encre viscose jacquard. Keeping the same color and using it on several materials brings coherence to the whole look, this outfit emphasizing the wonderful color between navy blue and black.

Pairing my chic little jacket with my cargo trousers and buckled boots really matches the look I like (and it's also very comfortable to wear every day hehe). The Blush camisole is not the warmest option, I know, but a pretty turtleneck jumper will equally slip easily under the Nage Libre jacket.

I'll see you soon with a surprise around a revisited pattern (and a new free hack)...

Will you fall for this pattern/fabric combination?

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