A lot has been written about proportions for sewists.Jackie is semi-fitted. This means there is room to wear layers underneath so the key fitting area is at the shoulders and neckline. Threads has a good article about adjusting patterns for your size. It's a tried and tested article.PetiteBurdaStyle has a good post about petite adjustmentsCraftsy writer Julia … Continue reading Jackie: Proportions
If you've printed your pattern and are trying to figure out what size to choose, there are a couple of reality check things you can do before you decide to pick your size.1. Do you have a jacket that you love? Yes: Grab your measuring tape and check the dimensions on this jacket.No: Go to your nearest … Continue reading Jackie: Does size matter?
If you already know how to print pdf patterns, ignore this post.The jacket construction posts are next so stay tuned.Did I hear you say 'I don't use pdf patterns'?If you did, this post might help you realise pdf pattern are a fast way of getting the pattern you love right now.You know you want to. … Continue reading Jackie: printing your pattern
SewalongAll the posts relating to the Jackie Coat Sewalong will be updated on this initial post.And don't forget to post your pics to the Flickr Group.Janelle and I love Iconic Patterns and we agreed to host a Jackie Coat sewalong so anyone who has Jackie in their pattern stash, will always be able to refer to … Continue reading Jackie
July's Minerva Crafts UK make is Vogue 8732 - part of Claire Shaeffer's custom couture collection. I can't believe it. I made a couture jacket. Hence my excitement.I'm not big on unlined jackets so the prettiness inside this jacket makes up for it.The bias binding was all me-made.The facing and hem seams edges are bound and … Continue reading A sense of Spring – Vogue 8732
They've always had their website and now they have a blog and are truly in the social media space.Yay.McCalls did some research about what sewists want as reported by Shams and Kyle so the new McCalls blog is wonderful.
Two years ago I developed a bunch of Trench coat sewalong posts for McCalls 5525 I still wear my trench and it's also a PR favourite. So now I'm working on a couple of coats/jackets for a change. Not quick to make but rewarding to have as warm layers in the winter. Our winter lasts for all of '5 minutes' so … Continue reading Coats