Helen's sister Tracy wearing a burgundy Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

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Tracy’s Wildwood Jacket

I’m excited to welcome my sister, Tracy, back to the blog! It’s been ages since she’s been featured here on Helen’s Closet (last time was way back when she was pregnant in 2018). We are also shining a spotlight on Tracy’s mother-in-law today because she is the one who made this gorgeous Wildwood Jacket for her. Bravo, Cathy!

Helen's sister Tracy wearing a crosshatch quilted jacket - Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog
Helen's sister Tracy wearing a crosshatch quilted jacket - Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

Cathy is one of those sewists who can make anything. She sews so many amazing projects for Tracy and her kids and I am always blown away by her work. This Wildwood Jacket is no exception! When Tracy told me that Cathy was going to make one for her, I was like “do you have any idea how lucky you are?” It is certainly no small feat to make a quilted jacket, let alone to whip one up for somebody else! Am I a little jealous? Maybe! 

Helen's sister Tracy wearing a crosshatch quilted jacket - Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog
Helen's sister Tracy wearing a burgundy Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

Tracy and Cathy chose sandwashed cotton for the outer layer of this jacket and a beautiful striped woven cotton for the lining. Tracy liked my green jacket from the photoshoot so this is recreating that look in a darker colour. Cathy went for it with the crosshatch quilting (respect!) and it looks incredible. 

Helen and her sister Tracy wearing Wildwood Jackets - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

I love this deep burgundy colour and it’s got me hankering for another Wildwood! I wear this green one all the time because it is the perfect weight and it just keeps getting softer with every wear. Truly one of my favourite garments ever. 

Helen's sister Tracy wearing a burgundy Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog
Helen's sister Tracy wearing a burgundy Wildwood Jacket - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

In case you noticed the little bits of dirt on the jacket, that was because this happened just before we took the photos:

Tracy being tackled by her kids - Helen's Closet Patterns Blog

Who can resist a zip line!?

Thanks to Tracy for modelling this fab jacket and special thanks to Cathy for making it!

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Helen

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.

5 Comments on “Tracy’s Wildwood Jacket”

  1. Wow! I saw this on FB, and am in awe of anyone doing self quilting – after I didn’t care for quilting 4 inch squares – plus a great jacket make!

  2. I love this jacket. How puffy is the batting that was used? I’m assuming puffier batten would require a larger size jacket? I like the looks of your two jackets.

    1. Hi June,

      The batting used is not very puffy. We both used a regular quilt batting, nothing special. If you want to use a puffy quilt batting, you probably don’t need to size up – there is wiggle room.

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