Catskills Jacket

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Sew a vintage-style topper with the Catskills Jacket! The bias-cut Catskills is inspired by the groundbreaking creations of fashion designer Claire McCardell in the late 1940s. Featuring French darts and grown-on sleeves, the Catskills is unlined and cut on the bias for a deliciously drapey layering piece that was revolutionary in its day.

Choose between full length, bracelet length, or short elasticated sleeves and close it off with your choice of 5 buttons with thread loops or 8 hooks and eyes. Dress up your Catskills in a special silk or dress it down in a casual cotton for a timeless look that never goes out of style.

The Catskills Jacket is a Cashmerette Club x Julie Eilber collaboration.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

    • Cup sizes from C to H
    • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
    • A free video sewalong that you can watch anytime
    • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level

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0-16 and 12-32; includes 33-62” bust and 35-62" hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

Separate files for both size ranges are included. How to choose your size range »


Main fabric, View A & B: Medium weight wovens or stable knits with a good drape, such as wool suiting, boiled wool or wool jersey.

Main fabric, View C: Light- to mid-weight plain-weave cottons, linens, chambray, light soft denim, or even wool jersey/stable sweater knits.

Note: Avoid stretch woven fabrics as these keep the bias cut from draping properly.

Interfacing: Light- to mid-weight fusible weft interfacing.


Universal or microtex needle, thread, 2 yards (1.8 m) of ½” wide fusible stay tape.

View A & B: 5 buttons ½” (12 mm) diameter, topstitching thread for the thread loops.

View C: 8 medium hooks and eyes, one yard of 3/8” wide elastic.


Model details

Julie is wearing View B (stripes) and View C (plaid) in a size 12 E/F graded to a 16 waist. Her measurements are 38" high bust, 41" full bust, 37" waist, and 45.5" hips, and she is 5' 5".

Jenny is wearing View A (purple) in a size 18 E/F. Her measurements are 43" high bust, 47" full bust, 39" waist, and 44" hips, and she is 5' 6".