Added Oct 28, 2010
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
I made this jacket from Kwik Sew 459, a men’s Western jacket pattern from the Seventies. It has two patch pockets in front with pocket flaps and real jeans buttons. I’d never sewn with velveteen before and it was challenging due to Spandex in the fabric. Nevertheless it came together nicely and I’m very pleased with the result. Other than taking an inch or so off the length and about an inch of ease out of the sleeve cap, no major alterations were needed.
I made this on my Singer Spartan and 15-91, both vintage straight stitchers (Spartan for copper topstitching thread and buttonholes — with vintage Singer buttonholer — and 15-91 for everything else.).
More about the jacket and more pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.
I used a gray-blue cotton velveteen I bought in the garment district for $8/yd — I only needed 1 3/4 yards from a 60" wide bolt. I made the undercollar from a piece of faux suede I had in my stash. I purchased the jeans buttons from Daytona Trimmings on 39th St. I edgestitched my seams with denim colored Coats & Clarks thread and used a copper colored thread for the second line of topstitching.
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