Sometimes you come across a pattern that shows you how to express yourself in an artistic way. And I think I found that in the Hovea Jacket. Hola! My name is Porfiria Gomez. I am a creative and modern quilter and some of you may know me from Martha Stewart’s quilters to follow. Sorry just had to plug that in lol. When I was given the opportunity to create a quilt coat using the Hovea pattern I jumped for joy. I can’t help but share my excitement around this jacket, I made two and I feel like each is true to my nature.
Most people don’t know until they meet me face to face that I’m 6’3″. Finding pieces long enough or wide enough was always a struggle. Especially when it comes to coats, jackets and blazers. So at one point during my quilting/ sewing journey I tried my hand at creating my own fashions.
Creating modern fashions for me always crosses my mind and I’ve tried all types of fashion trends but there is nothing like one of a kind, personalised pieces of clothing.
This pattern was super simple. Usually, I take patterns and go a little rogue. But this pattern is to the point and super clear and easy to understand. This pattern works with pockets, no pockets, short, long there are endless variations that you can create. My best friend is a fashionista so she’s always sharing Vogue must wear trends and quilt coats are definitely in.
But despite my creative fashion inspiration, there is nothing better to me than making a fashion statement with simplistic timeless classics like this jacket. When I began working on the pattern my first objective was to find fabrics that were versatile. And for me, linen was the first choice in my plan.
On a recent trip, I came across this Ruby Star Society bundle. It is a mix of cottons and linens. It has inspired me to create a patchwork version of the coat. Although I could not stop there I also came across a tribal fabric with arrows. Again mixed with a pink linen.
So I decided to sew two jackets! The first jacket is long and the second is short.
Personally, I did not prefer the pockets but again let me stress how much versatility there is in the pattern. The pattern gives you the option of creating a style unique to your personality.
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Here’s the full list of Hovea inspiration and ideas:
- Inspiration & Ideas for Hovea
- Hovea Tester Roundup
- Hovea Curve Tester Roundup
- Hovea Planning Template
- Traditional Korean Textile Arts with Youngmin Lee
- Beginner Quilting concepts with The Weekend Quilter
- Top 10 tips from a quilters first journey into Me Made Clothing with Shannon Fraser
- Introduction to Indian Kantha Quilting with Manjari Singh
- Simple Log Cabin patchwork tutorial with Scribbly Gum Quilting Co
- Wholecloth quilting with Natalie Ebaugh
- Introduction to Japanese textiles and embroidery with Mari Yamada
- How to make a patchwork quilt design without a pattern with Broadcloth Studio
- Modern Quilting with Porfiria Gomez (this post!)
- Making a patchwork jacket with leftover fabric
Here’s the full list of Hovea tutorials & Hacks:
- Sewalong | How to Choose Between Hovea & Hovea Curve
- Sewalong | Common Hovea pattern alterations
- Sewalong | Quilting prep
- Sewalong | Quilting Design & Planning
- Sewalong | Machine quilting
- Sewalong | Tips for making a patchwork jacket from scrap fabrics
- Sewalong | Basic Binding Method for quilt coats
- Sewalong | Pockets and Seams Quilted Views BDF
- Sewalong | Inset Sleeves Quilted Views BDF
- Sewalong | Final Finishes Quilted View BDF
- Sewalong | Tips for Hand Quilting
- Pattern Hack | Tips for making Hovea reversible
- Pattern Hack | Sewing a Hovea Dressing gown
- Pattern Hack | How to make a quilt coat from a vintage bed quilt
- Sewalong | Unlined pockets Views ACE
- Sewalong | Lined pockets Views ACE
- Sewalong | Flat Sleeve Insertion Views ACE
- Sewalong | Ties & Hang Loop Views ACE
- Sewalong | Hemming Unlined Views ACE
- Sewalong | Full Lining Views ACE
- Sewalong | Collar band Views ACE
- Sewalong | Belt & Belt Loops Views ACE
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