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Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern
Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern
Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern
Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern
Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern
Genesis PLUS Talking Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills and ability to read and follow GREAT directions that are given both written, photos and audio!

Pattern Description:

Genesis PLUS 'grows' the patterns previously known as Genesis and Genesis Too to include execution on a full-bodied double knit fabric as the base of the jacket. The design features a classic cardigan neckline created from either a sweatshirt's lower ribbing, cross grain knit fabric, and combinations of both. The cardigan style offers a wide range of fit across the jacket front from the addition of the center front/neckline bands. For a sweatshirt base, a finished 2XL or 3XL size uni-sex sweatshirt is utilized as 'fabric + matching ribbing'. Directions include adding length at either the yoke or the hemline to suit any length requirements not met in the available sweatshirt 'fabric'. Fitting, good design principles, embellishment techniques, hem widgets, invisible pockets, flip n' stitch piecing, free motion embroidery and much more are packed into this pattern. The comprehensive directions make this style suitable for any sewing skill level.
Enjoy playing the role of 'Designer', as you easily learn my techniques delivered to you in every way possible:
READ my printed directions, with the most important photos printed in the booklet.
SEE every step of the process with over 200 photos posted online* at the associated webpage as given inside this booklet.
HEAR my directions! It's like I'm right with you, telling you what to do step by step along with each photo!
*Internet Access is vital to seeing ALL photos and hearing my directions, though technically, this 'booklet' includes directions and photos needed to complete these jackets.
Pattern Tissue is INCLUDED in the printed format of this pattern. For electronic versions, the pattern pieces are included in PDF format to be printed on any home printer.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small through 2XL are included


  • 3/4 - 1 yard of a main 'Leading Actress' fabric
  • 1/2 yard of a coodinating fabric 'Supporting Actress' fabric
  • 1/2 yard of an accent color fabric
  • 5" x 30" piece of woven fusible interfacing
  • Silky fabric for Fabric Chenile Trim
  • 2XL or 3XL weatshirt of 80% cotton 20% polyester

You Will Also Need:

  • Decorative coordinating yarn or tim to couch down
  • Monofilament thread
  • Straight Fusible tay Tape
  • 3-5 spools of 100% polyester thread
  • Fabric Chenillle Brush
  • Pattern tracing fabric
  • Marker, other basic sewing notions
  • A dressform is most helpful for designing

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About the designer

Mom taught me to sew - then put me on a clothing allowance: $25/MONTH - but that was back in 1966. The ONLY way I could satisfy my clothing appetite was to make it myself. That lead to a major in ...

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