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

from Barbara Deckert Designs

"The Swinger" Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X Pattern

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Sewing: 'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X
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'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X Swinger Side
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X Swinger Front on 6X Dressform
'The Swinger' Half Circle Jacket 1X-6X Swinger Back on 6X Dressform

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Sewing

Type:

Special Occasion

Fit:

Women, Plus-sized

Item:

Jacket

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic garment sewing skills.

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 a sweater knits for cold weather wear or try it in stretch lace 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:

  • Really does fit Plus Sizes 1X-6X (see photos on 1X and 6X dress forms!), busts 47-67, hips 55-75 inches.
  • Finished length from base of neck at center back to hem, about 40 inches.

Materials:

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

You Will Also Need:

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

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Deckert on craftsy.com

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 more than 45 years ago from a professional custom dressmaker. For 25 years, she has created custom bridal, evening and career wear at Barbara Deckert Couture in Elkridge, Md.

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