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April 6th, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Petite Plus Patterns Jean Jacket

in: Sewing

Finis!  #jeanjacket

Pattern: Jean Jacket at Petite Plus Patterns

This pattern has really great instructions. I lucked out in that I didn’t have to make any alterations. (Usually, I choose a pattern that fits my shoulders/neck, and do an FBA and maybe add room in the bicep area.) I did not have to lengthen this. I’m 5′ 7″ (170 cm), which is not petite, but my legs are longer than my torso. It hits me below the waist, where a traditional jean jacket would hit.

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There are people who plan out their projects completely. I am not one of them. I chose the exact buttons for the various sections of the jacket after I had completed much of the construction. I intended for the buttonholes to be regular machine made buttonholes. Well, I chose 1 inch (2.5 cm) buttons for the front placket. The placket is wide enough to accommodate that size, but that is a rather large buttonhole. I decided to do a bound buttonhole.

I did a lot of samples to make sure I wasn’t going to be unhappy with my buttonholes. In the above series, I was testing the idea of using a contrasting color. I decided against the color, but the size and placement of the buttonhole is the same as I used on the jacket.

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