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My New Grey Knit Jacket

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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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Gretchen NZ on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Merino wool stretch knit

Gretchen NZ on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Creating a professional looking garment from lessons in this wonderful class. Now I know I can easily create original pieces making patterns from garments that fit my body perfectly then add other elements either created or pinned out from another garment.

Gretchen NZ on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try something relatively easy then you will see how it works. Match the fabric type from the original especially if it is a knit fabric. Write a construction instruction sheet by looking inside to see how the original was made.

Gretchen NZ on craftsy.com

If I saw that in a store I would buy it in a heartbeat! Amazing job!

09/26/2015 Flag

Thanks Little Boots for your lovely complement. I enjoyed making it. Happy Sewing : )

09/26/2015 Flag

Grest jacket!

09/10/2016 Flag

Thank you djinnee. It was fun.

09/23/2016 Flag

Wow good job

09/11/2016 Flag

Thanks Quie. I've found this technique very useful.

09/23/2016 Flag

Lovely jacket! Did you use a coverstitch machine with the accessory for sewing the bias band along the front opening? And is there a band (I see something in the blue one) along the waist cut to make it more steady?

09/19/2016 Flag

Hi Rose 20-02 I hemmed the edge using a twin needle as I have no cover stitch machine. To stabilise the waist I overlocked clear plastic elastic into the seam as you would on a shoulder seam. Hope this helps.

09/23/2016 Flag