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All checked out and ready to go Jacket

Added Oct 18, 2012

by iamlmadge

Solana Beach, Ca...






I made this jacket with quite a few changes from Pattern 115A – November 2006. One of the biggest challenges I have found in making clothes for a petite figure (me at 5’4") is that standard features such as collars and pocket flaps are not downsized relative to bodice and sleeve pieces. The result is that the petite figure can be swamped in these details. As I was making this jacket I found that the pocket flaps in chest and waist areas made me look, pardon the imagery, like an old cow with droopy udders! So I had to omit them. The result is a rather simpler jacket that I originally hoped for. But all that said, I would recommend this pattern. Made with properly sized pocket flaps, in a sold color, and with brass buttons, the jacket could have a military flare.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy
Coating, Corduroy, Wool

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    Oct 20, 2012, 10.54 PMby smallone

    one trick i read somewhere on here, unfortunately I cant remember from who….but if you’re petite (I’m 4’-10’) if your using an online print pattern…take a larger size and print it at a lesser percentage….that way everything gets reduced in proportion….so far I’ve only tried it on a child’s toy…worked fabulously…but I’ve yet to try on actually clothing.

    BTW very lovely jacket!!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 09.07 PMby iamlmadge

      Thanks so much for the advice – I’ll definitely give a try.

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    Oct 19, 2012, 06.58 PMby Linda74Sews

    Lovely jacket. Great pattern matching and the buttons are special. Versatile too as would be suitable for work or play.

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    Oct 19, 2012, 02.24 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Well done! The matching of the lines are perfection. Did you ever tried to put a smaller patch pocket right around the waist line? I’m tall, but have the same problem with breast pockets. Makes me feel weird.But around the waist is cute, not much function, but gives a little movement to the garment.

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      Oct 19, 2012, 09.57 PMby iamlmadge

      I did actually retain a small pocket slit on the right side of the jacket – just large enough for money and/or lipstick – but now that you mention it, it would have been cool to also retain a small flap or somehow highlight that it is there. Next time I have the same quandry, I’ll definitely keep in mind how pockets can add movement to the garment!

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    Oct 18, 2012, 10.06 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous and the fabric you.used is fab x

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