Monarch Jacket by Allie Olson

A boxy knit jacket with raglan sleeves, a bomber-inspired collar, and three snap closure.

Pattern: Monarch Jacket
Designer: Allie Olson
Categories: Cardigans, Outerwear
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Double Knit, French Terry, Ponte de Roma, Scuba
required fabric: 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 Yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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The Monarch Jacket is a boxy jacket designed for thick stable knits like ponte and scuba. This slightly cropped cardigan-style jacket has wrist-length raglan sleeves and a bomber-inspired collar. Three snaps provide closure at the center front. The Monarch Jacket has several inches of positive ease through the bodice and is fitted through the lower sleeve.

Use a contrast fabric for the sleeves, collar, and cuffs for a sporty look, or sew your Monarch Jacket in one solid color for a chic outer layer that can be worn year-round. This pattern is well-suited for the advanced beginner sewist who has some experience sewing with stable knit fabrics.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 4
Total Number of Pages: 26
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/24041 1/243 1/2
Waist26272829303132 1/23435 1/237 1/2
Hips35363738394041 1/24344 1/246 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust38394041424344 1/24647 1/249 1/2
Natural Waist37383940414243 1/24546 1/248 1/2
Waistband Circ.36 3/837 3/838 3/839 3/840 3/841 3/842 7/844 3/845 7/847 7/8

Fabric Required (yards)

54” (Sleeves Cuffs Collar)1111111111
54” (Body Waistband)1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/41 3/4
45” (Sleeves Cuffs Collar)111111n/an/an/an/a
45” (Body Waistband)1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/2n/an/an/an/a

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Snaps
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

My favorite feature about the pattern is the bomber jacket style collar. The fact that the designer offers three different pattern pieces according to the stretch of the chosen fabric is GOLD. I chose the longest pattern piece drafted for 40-60% stretch because my collar was the same as the main body of the jacket, and my ponte had 40-50% stretch. This turned out perfect and lies flat against my neck.

The color blocking possibility is super fun, but as a person who is not that sporty, I will most likely make this in only one color. I love seeing all the other sporty cool.

I absolutely love this pattern! It was a quick quick and easy make !
Great instructions !

This is a great pattern from Allie Olson. The instructions are very thorough and it was really fun to sew.