Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket

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Tencel Twill Lupin Jacket

This pattern has been sitting in my pattern stash for about a year and I am so excited to finally have sewn it up! This is the Lupin Jacket from Deer & Doe and it is my first time working with a D&D pattern! I fell in love with the sporty design of this jacket when I first saw it and I decided to make it in a tencel twill to showcase the drape of the front lapels. I really like how it turned out and it has been getting a lot of wear this fall season!

Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket
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Since I chose to make my Lupin with an army green tencel twill, It already had a slight military vibe to it. I ran with that when choosing the buttons for the lapels and I absolutely love them. They have tiny lions of them that remind me of the Gryffindor lion! It doesn’t get better than that in my book…pun intended.

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The trickiest part of the Lupin is the welt pockets, but the instructions are good and I’m glad I didn’t skip over them. I like the way my hands can rest in the pockets, but I will say that they are too small and open for my phone or keys to be secure.

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The lupin cuffs bunch up a bit at the sleeves, creating a nice, casual look. It’s just one of the many details I appreciate about this design! For my lining, I’m using a grey Bemburg that sort of matches the outside. I like the subtle contrast and the jacket slips on and off very easily.

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I hope you consider the Lupin Jacket from Deer & Doe for a nice casual outer layer! I want to make another in a light wool or maybe even leather!

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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

7 Comments on “Tencel Twill Lupin Jacket”

  1. Loving your Lupin Helen! The topstitching is so perfect. Really admiring your jacket making skills at the minute too – I’m still stalling on my Autumn trench coat when I should be getting my teeth into a winter coat! Feeling inspired to push on with them both, thanks 🙂 x

    1. Thanks Shauni! I assure you, my topstitching is far from perfect, especially around the cuffs – dont look! I really love jacket making, and even when I dont finish my coat in time for the season, I love getting it out next time fall and winter comes around and having it ready to go! Don’t stop now 😉

  2. Thanks for sharing this make! Your lupin is beautiful. I can see what others have said about the cuffs being too small—a heavier weight fabric would have a hard time with the bunching that looks so cute with the tencel twill. I’m going to make up one (soon! ok, eventually…) in a silver metallic laser cut faux leather and will definitely do some sleeve to cuff ratio adjusting thanks to you. Go Gryffindor!

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