Fairy Jacket: Versatility & Styling

Hi, this is Ilse from SewSewIlse. The Women's Fairy Jacket Pattern is the perfect cardigan for every occasion. Dress it up or down, wear it chique or sportive! You can make it lined, unlined or even reversible! Let's see what I did!

For the Holidays I bought a serger for myself (lol) and this would be my first project using this gorgeous old rose sweater knit. As the fabric is the same at both sides I decided not to line it. I was surprised how fast this cardigan was put together and this with a maximum result!

The Fairy Jacket pattern features:

  • a waterfall collar that waves downward to a point
  • long sleeves
  • make it lined, unlined or even reversible
  • sizes XXS - 5XL
  • no trim pages
  • layers
  • step by step detailed instructions with clear photos
  • tips and notes

How did I style it?
I recently made the Women's Breeze Top in peplum length and that same old rose in my Breeze matched with my Fairy Jacket. I love to wear them together!


The Fairy Jacket is designed to be made using knit fabrics such as single and double brushed poly, french terry, sweater knit, cotton lycra, modal, stretch velvet, & liverpool for all parts. 4 way, 25% or more stretch may be used. 

How to determine the stretch of your fabric?
Take your fabric and ruler. Hold one side of your fabric on your ruler at '0' and the other side with your other hand at‘4’.

While your left hand stays at the same place, stretch the fabric with your right hand. Stretch as much as you can without stretching it too hard.

In my case I can stretch to 6". My fabric has 50% stretch.

stretch 4" to    stretch %
4"                       0%
4 1/2"                13%
5"                      25%
5 1/2"               38%
6"                      50% 

On Pinterest I pinned a nice idea for a sleeveless version and I think this is really doable. Do you also have some ideas to make with the Fairy Jacket?

Thanks for reading!