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Chie- jacket making tutorial

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 1, 2013, 8:14 PM
Sorry I cannot use my camera to record this. It would be a lot simpler but sadly my camera has decided to go to camera heaven.

Making this jacket was fairly easy and took me just the weekend to make. I needed something to do while I was listening to lectures for class lol.

First just let me say that the pattern I am showing was drafted by me. I have a basic jacket pattern that I cut up, added seam allowance, decided between side panels, ect.. That is why it looks all marked up lol. A pattern I would recommend to use for this is Butterick B5400. The jacket that is in blue is a good because it has the collar. I am pretty sure the fabric for the Jacket I used is a Gabardine. I went for something that had a bit of stretch in it because Chie's jacket is a bit tight fitting.

The pattern~~

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The front - Is pretty self explanatory. I did curve in the side seams a bit on the front and back sides to make the jacket look a bit on the feminine side.

The back - (cut on fold) For the back I used the basic back pattern I had and then for added detail I cut a yolk out. I started the cut about half way across the arm pit.

The yolk (cut on fold) - When I cut the yolk out I could have just use the full piece but to save a bit of time I folded it in half and just cut one on the fold.


Sewing~~

Sew the Yolk back to the back piece and then iron open the seam and top stitch

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Baste stitch the shoulder seams together ONLY!!!

Place the garment on and with some painters tape mark the place you want the light green panels to start and stop. Remember to place the tape at an angle and not go straight across. Sorry XD I did not take a photo of this step but here is my amazingly awesome drawn picture...

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After you have the shirt marked on one side (flip the other side over to cut both at the same time) add in a seam allowance of about 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch. Undo your baste stitching at the shoulders. Place wrong sides together, pin, cut and top stitch

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At this time sew up the side seams and shoulder seams.

(THERE ARE POCKETS ON THE JACKET BUT I NEVER WANTED THEM TO BE WORKING SO I ADDED THEM AS A DETAIL ONLY.)

Because I really liked the look of the 1 1/2 inch panels in the collar, sleeve edge and end of jacket I sandwiched some batting in between my main green fabric (on the fold which the width is 2 1/2 inches) and then sewed 1 1/2 stitches in to it.

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The other option would be to buy a knitted fabric and make the edges the lenght and width you want, then sew them on BEFORE YOU SEW THE SLEEVE TOGETHER.

Yellow strips~~

I measured out 2 inches plus the lenght I needed for the sleeves and front. I ironed on a light weight interface and then serged my edges. I know that many people do not have a serger so instead go to joanns and look for Dritz double sided tape (washable). Place on the edges of the yellow strips and then simply apply to the place you want them. I also used this tape after I serged my edges to hold my yellow strips in place then just did a top stitch on each side. ADD YOUR CUFF AFTER YOU HAVE SEWN THE YELLOW STRIPS.

DO NOT SEW THE STRIPS ALL THE WAY UP THE SLEEVE AND REMEMBER TO LEAVE EXTRA AT THE TOP!!

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Sew the sleeve into the jacket. Then for the extra part on the yellow strips start to pin it to the shoulder top and make sure each side is near identical to the other side and sew

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Add the collar

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Add the jacket edge. Then add in a zipper and sew on your last 2 yellow strips of fabric. DONE~

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PaXingCai Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice tutorial!
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks! I am going to try and win your kiri this time. I had been away from DA for a bit
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PaXingCai Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Good luck!! <3
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
:D thanks
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome :)
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you :)
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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anthenii-san Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Photographer
nice! =D
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks!
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