Friday, January 20, 2012

New Jacket Pattern Equals New Jacket

It must have been a Month ago that I started in on a new jacket sloper (what you call a basic pattern in the Biz, just sayin...) and I have finally gotten around to putting it to good use.

Due to some recent fabric organizing, I've been able to find new hope and lust for fabrics I thought once gone and lost. Like a bold yellow plaid and a docile fuchsia ripstop I have no idea why I bought in the first place. I made some piping with the ripstop using, I think, 1/8th" cord and cutting on the bias so it would move better when sewn around corners.

I copied the hood from a favorite comfy sweatshirt I had lying around and mounted it in place of a collar. after stitching the piping around the zippered edge I sewed in the lining, checked for fit, and sewed up the cuffs. Simple, really; except for the part about lining up the back piped seams with the sleeve piped seams, that was a bear.
First the outside fabric, then the piping, finally the zipper.
Love the curve around the edge of the hood.
It took a few tries to get the fit just right, but I'm very happy with the final results. I had experimented with some fuchsia patch pockets on the front, but it made the jacket look like a 4th grade class project, so I removed them and stitched a nice off center squarish thingy on the top, above the chest. I'm glad I spent the time to line up the piped seams as well, bring some nice contrast to the overwhelming pattern.

In the end, the pattern isn't the best I've made, and will most likely have a few more rounds of styles before I'm happy with a consistent sloper (see above) to add to my permanent collection.



  1. I love the yellow plaid! Now that you've been wearing it, how do you like it?

  2. So nice, how long did that take you to sew? I wanted to make similar thing for my daughters room, was it hard? I just got a new brother sewing machine, and I want to test it out ;)

  3. Love the design on the jacket, it's a bit beyond my skill level at this point. My Pe770