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Copy jacket front

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Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear taught by Steffani Lincecum

Costumer and sewing instructor Steffani Lincecum teaches how to re-create your favorite ready-to-wear clothing or delicate vintage finds in this versatile patternmaking class.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Mod
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What materials did you use? Double knit stretch jersey for shell, rayon lining.

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Continue commenting: The sleeves: In original jacket I think the sleeves have a kink at the elbows. I tried to draft pattern to accomodate this, but did not really succeed. However, sleeve still feels comfortable, eventhough it is rather fitted. I took some hints from Lincecum's class on tailored jacket, and attached the lining and facing pieces together before final attachement to the jacket, instead of attaching the full lining to the facing and collar part in the end. Not sure if it was a good choice for me, might have been easier to sew the entire lining with sleeves and all, and then machine sew it to the jacket as much as possible. Additional challenges: getting the collar and lapels sit and behave correctly. They are still not completely symmetrical, but good enough. Hope to understand how to do this better next time! Planning a yellow version too!

07/31/2014 Flag

Final comment: What is great with copying a garment, is that you can adjust things that are not quite perfect. On the original jacket the bust-point is too high, and I successfully managed to lower that. Also: the shoulders were a bit too wide, and I improved that too. However: the armscye in back I think is still too wide I think, maybe the whole armhole should be raised. Not sure if it should stay like this in order to allow ease for clothes underneath the jacket. Overall though: quite happy with the result!

07/31/2014 Flag

Wow! I love it ! Great work!

07/31/2014 Flag

Wow, this is fabulous! So you created this pattern for an existing jacket? Beautiful!

07/31/2014 Flag

That is fantastic & thank you for explaining your process & issues

10/18/2014 Flag