Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon
Projects & Patterns

Pattern Review: Atelier Brunette La Veste

Threads #220, Winter 2022
Sewn by Lindsay Ostlie, Carrington, North Dakota. Tested by Donna Sikyta, Blacklick, Ohio. Atelier Brunette: La Veste, Version B. Fabric: stretch corduroy, SewingWorkshop.com

Iconic Workwear Jacket


Skill Level:

Rated for intermediate sewers, this pattern has many construction elements. It features buttonholes and topstitching on possibly bulky fabrics. The instructions are thorough and accurate.

Size Range and Fitting:

French sizes 34 to 46 for busts 31-1/2 to 41 inches.


Stable midweight to heavyweight textiles such as corduroy, denim, twill, tweed, or Ultrasuede. Luxurious materials, such as fancy brocade, suede, or velvet, would be a fun contrast to the jacket’s unfussy cut.

close up of jacket yoke and collar

Style and Sewing Details:

A classic waist- or hip-length unlined jacket offers a comfortable fit. In our tester’s opinion, it has just enough ease. The look includes a convertible collar, an interfaced and lined one-piece yoke, patch pockets, a front-button closure, and easy-to-construct vents on the sleeve hem and side hemline.

  • The digital instructions enable you to zoom in on illustrations. Our tester found this helpful for the center-front neck detail and the seam vents.
  • It goes together easily. The instructions start with making all the small pieces so that when you are ready to construct the main part of the garment, the facings and collar are ready to attach. Our tester says she was surprised the pocket application was last, as these details are usually first, but it made sense to follow the order in the instructions.
  • Carefully mark the side hemline and sleeve vents to make it easier to sew them precisely.
  • Clean-finish the seam allowances by overlocking or adding a Hong Kong finish.

Atelier Brunette La Veste jacket version 2 illustrated

This review was originally published in Threads #220, Winter 2022. Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

Photos: Jack Deutsch. Illustrations: Cassandra Bernier.


Threads Insider

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

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Discussion Forum

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All