Pattern: McCall's Misses' Lined Jackets in 3 Lengths #M6172
Fabric: Echino cotton/linen Ni-co Glasses in Gold
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So excited to wear this to work this week :)
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Because I am loving this jacket pattern, I wrote down some directions for future use, which you can use as well (I already saw some red fabric in the store and was thinking... Christmas blazer with white piping!) If you go this route, you'll have to pardon my unconventional construction techniques... I'm not trained in any sort of way, like to do just what works for me :)
Alterations while cutting (to fit my measurements): Taper the side seams that lead in to the arm hole so that they are 1/2" smaller at the arm hole. When cutting the front piece, extend the curved portion so it is even with the bottom. I also took the sleeves in 1/2" at each seam, but that was better for a stretchy sweatshirt than a cotton/linen blazer.
Next time, I think I'll also make the front and front sides all one piece, as well as the back and back sides--I don't need something so fitted.
Cut: Cut two extra front pieces, or cut them from contrasting fabric (if from contrasting fabric, cut one of the collar pieces from contrasting fabric as well). The pieces shall be referred to as front piece, collar, contrasting front piece, and contrasting collar.
Step 1: Sew the darts on the four front pieces (the two front pieces plus the contrast front pieces). Fuse interfacing to the contrast front piece and the contrast collar.
Step 2: Sew the back, back side, and side sections together. If doing a french seam, sew them together wrong sides together at 1/4" seam allowance (I did the one back seam regular for a hong-kong finish and the rest as french seams). Try the jacket on before completing the second step of the french seam.
Step 3: Pin two of the front pieces to the jacket. Try the jacket on and adjust fit as needed (mine needed the back piece adjusted at the armhole).
Step 4: Finish the french seams by turning the seam so that right sides are together, and sew at 3/8" seam allowance.
If you haven't done your hong kong finishes yet, now is the last chance to do so.
Step 6: Sew the collar (not the contrast collar) to the jacket along the neck across the back and two front pieces, right sides together matching notches. Leave 5/8" at each side open.
Step 7: Pin the contrast collar to the collar along the top, right sides together. Sew, leaving 5/8" open at either end.
Now, treating the front and contrast front pieces as one, sew the to the side piece with a french seam. At the bottom, make sure the hem is folded up.
Step 13: Time to attach the sleeves! French seam the sleeve pieces together, and french seem 'em to the garment.
Step 14: Hem the bottom by turning it under twice. To hold my narrow allowance in place, I basted it on the wrong side, then flipped to the front to do my topstitching.
And a blazer is made!