Added Apr 2, 2011
The details of this project are inspired by this 1930s Katharine Hepburn repro pattern , but my actual construction is completely different—-my pattern is a princess-seamed jacket with a set-in sleeve and front closure, while the original has one-piece kimono sleeves and a crossover front.
Like my cropped jean jacket I used the fitted jacket pattern from Built By Wendy Coats & Jackets, which I think I now have thoroughly tweaked. I had just barely enough fabric for this little cropped jacket. I used this information to draft the cowl-sleeves.
The jacket is inspired by a 30s pattern, the dress I’m wearing with it (I love the combo), but overall the look is almost Regency period… so I guess this outfit is one big anachronism! (Which didn’t stop me from wearing it all around town the other day…)
More photos and construction/drafting details on my blog
A light, loosely-woven plaid, a thrift-store find. It feels like it might be mostly cotton—-it’s not at all wooly or scratchy. I lined the body of the jacket but left the sleeves unlined as I didn’t think the lining I was using would have the right drape for the cowl at the top of the sleeve.
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Fashion & Trends
Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
Meet the colorful designer behind our upcoming fashion design course.
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