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Unlined jacket with bound seams

Added Nov 30, 2008

by officebusybody

Act, Australia






Unlined military style jacket with asymmetric button front, pleated patch pockets, bound seams and epaulettes. Only the sleeves are lined. Modified from a BOW Plus Size pattern, Feb 2008. The original pattern had cuffed sleeves and horizontal pleats across the chest, which I removed for a simpler look.

As you can see, this was taken in my kitchen and it looks horrendous on the mannequin. It’s slightly too big for me because I lost weight since I made the toile. I can’t complain about that but the jacket now looks a bit frumpy on me because some parts are too baggy. I took in the side seams as much as I could but really, the only way to fix it is to take it apart and reposition and widen the front darts.

Material Notes

Canvas-weight stretch drill, bias binding, polyester bemsilk lining. I didn’t use interfacing because the material was thick enough as is. The buttons are actually plastic, not brass.





Pattern 127A, BOW 02/08

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    Dec 1, 2008, 08.54 AMby emrichkh

    Beautifully made, your craftsmanship is wonderful! Thank you for your comment on my little girl’s super cape :).

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    Nov 30, 2008, 07.46 PMby erdronen

    it looks very well made! great job!

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    Nov 30, 2008, 04.58 PMby dianacirne

    Looks so well made!!! Congratulations! I buy one kind of militar jacket some years ago, and wasn’t so well made, so you are better than all!!

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