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

$11.65

Skill Level

Intermediate

Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Fundamentals
  • Pattern Customization
  • Sleeves
  • Topstitching

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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 written 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. Prints out on 72 sheets 8 X 10" paper. If you like this design, check out my class on Craftsy: Plus Size Pattern Fittng and Design https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/classes/plus-size-pattern-fitting-and-design/35267?cr_maid=99832&cr_linkid=BarbaraDeckert_35267_H&cr_source=Instructor&cr_medium=BarbaraDeckert&couponCode=fd3035cc-f5b0-4c9f-99ac-ae1cdb216298. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Really does fit plus sizes 1X-6X (see photos on 1X and 6X form!). Busts 47-67; hips 55-75. Finished length from center back neck to hem, about 40 inches.

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Barbara Deckert Designs
Barbara Deckert Designs
Barbara Deckert teaches "Plus Size Pattern Fitting and Design" on Craftsy, and she 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. She is also the author of Sewing 911: Practical and Creative Rescues for Sewing Emergencies, and has written for national sewing magazines such as Threads, Sew News, Butterick Magazine, and more.