Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon
Projects & Patterns

Pattern Review: Butterick Jacket 6569

Threads #200, Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019
Article Image

Pattern Review: Butterick Jacket 6569

From pattern designer Katherine Tilton, this loose-fitting, zip-front jacket has a broad collar with a self-fabric drawstring, raglan sleeves with contrast cuffs, side seams that wrap toward the front, in-seam pockets, and a pointed hemline with a contrast front hem band. The zipper application is exposed and requires a 28-inch separating zipper. The instructions are correct and the seamlines and notches match up. Our seamstress found that the pattern piece for the jacket back view B is marked to cut on the crosswise fold, but the layout in the instructions shows it cut on the lengthwise fold. The collar is attached with the seam allowances exposed within the jacket. Use a different attachment method if a neater finish is desired. Although this jacket is on the loose side, the armhole is fitted, so select fabrics with some stretch. Recommended fabrics include ponte knits, stable jersey knits, and sweatshirt fleece.

(Sized Misses’ XS–XXL [4–26] for busts 29.5–48 in.)

—Tested by Eve Kovacs, Woodridge, Illinois


Style Tip: Select a zipper with a decorative tape to make the most of the exposed application.

This review was originally published in Threads #200, Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019. Get the pattern here. Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

Illustrations by Steven Fleck.

Sign up for the Threads eletter

Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

Sign Up

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift


Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads eletter

    Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

    Sign Up
  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!