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Nadine sans gathers

Added Aug 7, 2009

by themedusa

Media, Pennsylva...






I used Burda Style’s plus sized Nadine mods which were to remove the back yoke gathers, remove the gathers in the cuff and turn it into a slight bell shape. Also added my own mod of moving the front yoke fullness into the armhole and then turning it into a dart.

The upper collar was reinforced with some heavy weight fusible interfacing. Great mods, makes for an interesting transitional jacket.

Material Notes

This fabric is a wool/silk blend purchased from emmaonesock.com.




Garment Type
Business, Classic
Blends, Silk, Wool


Nadine alteration instructions

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    Jul 14, 2011, 09.48 PMby peaches2218


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    Oct 4, 2009, 10.21 PMby pinkraygun

    Beautiful. So much more elegant than the original Nadine jacket. I’ve been wanting to make it, but all the gathers and flouncing would be so frumpy on me. I’m totally copping your methods!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 09.55 PMby lottatroublemaker

    That is just soooo beautiful!!! I like this jacket a lot more in this fabric than in the plaid used in the original Nadine jacket. It gives a very different impression, makes it stand more out in the crowd, I think. Plus, it must be a lot more versatile in this fabric, can be dressed up and down for a variety of occasions… I’d love to sew something like it later, when I get a bit more hang of sewing again. I would make it with long sleeves though, as I always get so cold, I only wear 3/4 for shirts when there’s real summer heat… I never thought I’d ever own a jacket with such sleeves, but actually I got one some months back, couldn’t pass it up since it was only $2.50! Ridiculous, right? I got two jackets, both real nice, for $5.50! Can’t compete with that with home sewing, LOL. I might alter the taupe thin jacket though, should find a creative way of adding another fabric on it to lengthen the arms and for some other detail, making it tie in nicely. I might have to go to a thrift store to see if I can find a jacket in a similar fabric to the taupe suiting mine’s made from(100# cotton, I think).Well, time will tell!!! :)

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      Aug 24, 2009, 01.28 AMby themedusa

      Thank you! As soon as I saw this fabric it said, “I want to be a Nadine jacket.”
      But I know what you mean being cold. Figured this would be my summer too much air conditioning jacket. It probably would be too cold for real winter.

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    Aug 20, 2009, 01.21 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous jacket! I like your alterations.

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    Aug 10, 2009, 03.00 PMby jeffrey

    really nice.

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    Aug 9, 2009, 10.01 PMby susisonne

    Great jacket, well done!

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    Aug 8, 2009, 10.53 PMby stephiaffi

    Love your version! It looks so sophisticated…I’ve never considered this pattern for myself but now that you make it look so pretty I might make one myself :)

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    Aug 8, 2009, 01.37 PMby polychromatin

    The collar is great! Very nice jacket!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 02.34 PMby jmgordon52

    Beautiful! Very nice subtle details. Love the collar.

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