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'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : 'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cut and Sew basic garments.

Pattern Description:

Every woman needs a jacket to complete her look, and this one fits all the bills. Make it up in knit velvet or sweater knits for cold weather wear or try it in stretch lace, or in rayon or cotton jersey for warm weather.

There are only TWO PATTERN PIECES: the front/back and the sleeve. There are only TWO sets of SEAMS TO SEW: the shoulder seams and armscyes. Finish the edges, and you're done.

The sweeping, swingy lower edge of the jacket forms a perfect half circle, which drapes gracefully around the figure and swings as you walk.

Complete construction instructions are included for several exciting design variations to finish the opening edges and hems: finish with a simple serger rolled hem, a conventional topstitched hem, add a facing to the opening edges, add a contrast bias band (as shown in the pictures) with decorative hand stitched accents, or add your choice of trim to the hem and opening edges.

This pattern really does fit all plus sizes: note that the sample photos are shown on both a 1X and a 6X dress form!

This design has it all: easy fit, super fast construction, creative opportunities, and lots of swingy, flattering, vertical lines!

I regret that I cannot offer individual sewing advice or guidance. For individual use only; not for resale.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size really fits plus sizes 1X-6X, bust 47-67, hips 55-75 inches.
  • Finished length is about 40 inches from center back at base of neck to hem.

Materials:

  • Conventional sewing machine; serger optional.
  • 5 yards 60 inch wide KNIT fabric, such as knit velvet, sweater knits, stretch lace, Slinky, jersey.
  • Optional contrast fabric, knit or woven, for bias bands: 2 yards.
  • Optional interfacing for facings: 2 yards.
  • Optional trim for opening edges and hem: 7 yards.
  • Optional tracing paper for facings.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread.
  • Usual cutting and marking tools and supplies.


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Beginner
Sewing
Clothing
Women, Plus-sized
Jacket
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About the designer

Barbara Deckert wrote the book Sewing for Plus Sizes to help her well-padded friends create the beautiful, fashionable,and properly fitted clothes they deserve. Barbara learned fine sewing techniques ...

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