Fisherman's Waver jacket
by Tante Karlo Follow

A yellow fisherman's jacket was on my want-list for a long time! I never thought of sewing one myself, but when I found Papercut's Waver jacket, I had to try one. (Also because a nice RTW one costs like a gazillion dollars)

For the fabric I went shopping in Brussels, and found this beautiful mustard raincoat fabric (water resistant yay!). I treated all inside seams of the outercoat with Seamgrip. This prevents water leaking trough the seams.

I also really wanted a zipper, so I had to cut the facing in half and sandwich the zipper part between them. Luckily it al fitted in the end!

The inside pocket was also added, to keep my phone safe!

Let the fall begin!



  • Waiting waiting for the seamgrip to dry!

    6 years ago
  • More waiting..

    6 years ago

Discussion 17

  • Una commented 5 years ago


    I saw your jacket and fell immediately in love .
    I have a project at school, there I would like to sew this jacket.

    Where can I buy your cut patterns?

    Please can you help me, thanks a lot, for helping soon.

  • Jillian Reneau commented 5 years ago

    SO darn cute!!! amazing work I would totally buy this from you. <3

  • Kathleen Vilchez commented 5 years ago

    Are you selling these jackets?

    Tante Karlo replied 5 years ago

    Haha no I just made this one for me last year. You can buy Papercut's pattern though! :)

  • Rachel Bates commented 5 years ago

    Could you do some sort of tutorial about how you did your zipper? It's gorgeous!

    Tante Karlo replied 5 years ago

    Hi, I can try to explain!

    In the pattern, you need to fold the front pieces (the facing is added). When folded, I kind of guessed/measured by putting both front pieces together, and decided where on the side of the facing I wanted the zipper.  I cut both pieces in half, on the places where the zipper needed to be, and added seam allowance where I just cut.
    For the zipper I sewed outer and inner fabric on, and measured it to be a few inches shorter than the front middle of the jacket. I put each half of the zipper between the two pieces I just cut. 
    Since you cut the front piece, added seam allowance and sandwiched/sewed your zipper-part in, the size of the front piece should be the same as the original pattern-piece :)

    Tante Karlo replied 5 years ago

    Here's a picture where I cut my pattern :) (just ignore the left part being split, that was for the lining :) )
  • B commented 6 years ago

    Fabulous!  You should be thrilled with the finished jacket.  I'm up here in rainy Portland OR so this jacket should be on my "to make" list.  Well done.

  • Lorina Daiana commented 6 years ago

    wow I am beyond impressed! This has been my favorite rainjacket I found on pinterest, I couldn't believe it was handmade!! I realllly want to start sewing again now.. like no joke, this week I'm going to go find fabric for this. Ps I live in Cali sooo there's rarely any rain... but still. This is GORGEOUS and I want it. haha

  • allie J. commented 6 years ago

    Such luck finding that perfect fabric! This is a lovely project!

  • Paige Alexander Sato commented 6 years ago

    where did you find the leather tabs for your drawstrings?

    Tante Karlo replied 6 years ago

    I cut them out of a piece of thick leather.

    My perforator was amazingly strong enough to make holes ;)
  • saralasarta commented 6 years ago

    This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing such an amazing project with so stylish and professional looking details! I love it!

  • Clotilde commented 6 years ago

    I had planned to make exactly the same ! What a jacket !!! I love it !

  • Simona commented 6 years ago

    wow, this is really awesome, great job!

  • kelerabeus commented 6 years ago

    Omg, I love love it! You've done such an amazing job on this one, looks so professional!

    Tante Karlo replied 6 years ago

    Thank you! I'm really really happy with it too!

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