You guys, I am loving the Estelle Jacket, one of this month’s Project #SewMyStyle2018 options.  It’s a super easy make — you can do the whole thing in an afternoon, and I’ve got the sewalong to prove it.  Since it’s so simple, you could definitely make a bunch.  And if you’re making a bunch… why not make them your own?  I’ve got six amazing hacks that I definitely want to see on an Estelle!

Estelle Ponte Jacket Hacks

Alternate Fabric Choices

Denim: I really want to try an Estelle in a woven.  I can totally see this jacket being an awesome artsy smock or something!

Leather: If you’re not sure the leather coat look is you, try starting with just leather sleeves.

Additions/Modifications

Patch Pockets: If you’re still nervous about inseam pockets, try switching them out for patch pockets.  Or just add more pockets to your Estelle, they’re never a bad idea.

Dropped Shoulder: Draft out the shoulder for a dropped/dolman look — so on trend right now.

Shorten the Jacket: The length of the Estelle can be a little overwhelming.  Crop it at the waist for a less dramatic look.

Belt it: Instead of cropping the jacket, you could also belt it.  This little tie is so cute, or you could make a wider one as well.

All these images came from my Pinterest board for the Estelle, which has even more inspiration.  I’ve been loving all the Estelle Ponte Jackets coming across my Instagram and Facebook feeds.  Don’t forget to tag your posts #SewMyStyle2018 or upload them to the Facebook album to be eligible for this month’s prize!  And if you use one of these hacks to inspire your own Estelle, I’d love to see — tag me on Instagram with @MaddieMadeThis or #maddiemadethis, or mention Maddie Made This in your Facebook post.