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

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PATTERN DETAILS

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 assistance. For individual use only; not for resale. If you like this design, check out my class on Craftsy: Plus Size Pattern Fittng and Design www.craftsy.com/ext/BarbaraDeckert_133_H SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Really does fit 1X-6X (see photos on 1X and 6X size dress forms); busts 47-67 inches and hips 55-75 inches. Length from base of neck at center back, about 40 inches.

Supplies Needed

  • 5 yards 60 inch wide KNIT fabrics such as knit velvet, sweater knits, slinky, stretch lace, or jersey.
  • Optional 2 yards woven or knit contrast for bias bands.
  • Optional 2 yards interfacing such as fusible nylon tricot for facings.

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Barbara Deckert Designs
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.