Shoalhaven Shacket, soon!
Our Shoalhaven Shacket is coming soon, and we wanted to let you know the details and the fabric and notion requirements for this cosy outer layer!
What is a shacket?
A shacket is an outer layer that's a shirt-style jacket.
Since you can't just make a shirt pattern from wool coating, the Shoalhaven Shacket gives you something close to a cosy coat, but with all the features of a shirt.
Need to see some examples of Shackets? Check out our Shoalhaven Shacket Pinterest Board here for some ideas on fabric choice and styling a shacket!
The Shoalhaven Shacket is a low-thigh length Shacket which comes with chest pockets (with flaps), a button band, and a deeply curved hem which is finished with a facing. Designed for peak cosiness, your fabric choice will impact what kind of temperatures your Shoalhaven will suit!
Fabric for your Shacket
Specifically designed for thicker fabrics, make your Shoalhaven Shacket from cozy wool coating, boiled wool, washed denim, or even corduroy. Perfect for snuggling by an outdoor fire or walks in the woods! For your lining, you want a medium-weight woven fabric which is easy to work with, we think cotton lawn is an excellent choice.
Boiled wool would be a great choice for your Shoalhaven Shacket- check out our roundup of places to shop boiled wool here.
Fabric & Notion RequirementsSizes A-F
-2.7m/3yds (150cm/60" wide)
-1m/1.1yds (150cm/60" wide)
-3m/3.3yds (150cm/60" wide)
1m/1.1yds (150cm/60" wide)
-10 Buttons- 13/16" or 20mm (USA 32L size)
-6.5m/7.1yds single fold bias tape (3/4" 19mm finished/folded width)
-Matching all purpose thread
If you're planning to make the Shoalhaven Shacket with a fabric with a pattern which you'd like to match, then you may require more fabric than the fabric requirements suggest.