Well, for me this is usually the best part! The Dover Jacket is pretty versatile therefore you are able to use a myriad of different fabrics (maybe even something from your stash, which is always a good thing!) The recommended fabrics include: ponte knit (my fabric of choice for the sew along), raw silk, linen, lightweight wool, quilting weight cotton, and light to medium weight denim. Check out my Dover Sew-Along Pinterest board for lots of other options. For View B you will need 2 1/3 yards of 45" fabric OR 1 5/8 yards of 60" fabric.
Solid or almost solid fabrics would work really well if you want to focus on the topstitching. Here's a dot denim and an ivory ponte knit from Finch Fabrics that would be great for topstitching:
We will be making The Dover Jacket View B so we will need:
1 yard of fusible interfacing
Three 1" buttons
Thread to match or contrast (depending on if you do a contrast topstitch)
The interfacing will be used on the jacket facing and the hem. Iron-on or fusible interfacing works well. I typically choose a knit interfacing because it adds stability while keeping the drape of the fabric. Pellon type interfacings work on stable wovens but be sure to keep them lighter weight than the fabric itself.
Okay, collect your PDF pattern, fabric and notions and let's get ready to go!
Day #2 of the Sew-Along is February 16th and we will begin prepping to sew.
See you soon!