For athletes that train through all seasons

Advanced Sewing

Fall 2017

This 14-week project was dedicated to craftsmanship development in outdoor apparel. The systems jacket is an all-weather jacket consisting of two parts. The inner layer can provide insulation and the outer layer provides protection from the elements. The jacket can be worn in three ways.

This jacket is meant to represent the seamless transitions between each sport, each gender, and each climate. This jacket represents the easy going but highly technical, youthful user.

The hidden hood construction was an important feature that required development to understand how it would store in the collar, and serve its proper function when deployed.


Goretex Taslite Nylon

Taslan Nylon DWR

Waterproof Zipper

Invisible Zipper

Nightfall Black

Pipe Dream Blue

Concrete Grey

Summit White


Invisible Zipper Pocket

Bar Tack on Invisible Zipper

Inside Pocket Construction

Outside with Lining

Attached Lining

Attaching Front Zipper

While creating the muslin mockups for this piece, I learned and mastered many new sewing techniques, including how to create an invisible zipper pocket and a hidden hood. The muslin mockup allowed me to fail and react quickly to changes in the pattern.

When it was time to create the final piece, the outer jacket came together quickly and easily. I did not give myself enough time to make a mockup of the inner jacket but I was surprised by my ability to adapt and react to the challenges of a jacket pattern.

For the inner jacket, I experimented with insulation that reflects heat back into the body. This was sandwiched in between two layers of nylon and quilted to hold in place. One way to improve this jacket would be to seam-seal the edges to increase the waterproofing property.

Cutting Pattern from Goretex

Piecing Pattern Together

Invisible Zipper

Layered: Taslan Nylon, Insulation


Pattern Cut & Assembly

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