Today I’d like to how you how i made this simple jacket. There are no pockets or lapels, just plain and simple. Though the print does make it stand out. So, lets get started, you will need:
- Main fabric 1 1/2-2 meters of fabric. (preferably 60”, if less, you will need more fabric).
- Lining fabric- Same number of meters as the main fabric, or just a little bit less.
- Patterns- This tutorial shows you how to make a blazer pattern from an existing one.
- Scissors,thread, sewing machine, blah blah blah (the obvious stuff).
Lay your main fabric and place your patterns. Pin them to the fabric then cut. Repeat for the lining(remember to make lining patterns shorter than the main patterns).
Now, join all of your main pattern pieces, then do the same for the lining pieces. Remember, the facing is usually cut from the main fabric.
Time to join the lining to the main jacket. What you want to do is take the jacket lining and place it inside the main jacket, to look like it normally would.
Then on the sleeve opening, fold the seam allowance inwards, like I’ve shown and pin once. This is to make it look like the finished product, so that we can sew on the inside.
Now turn your jacket inside out, and you can see where and how to stitch as guided by the pin. You can now remove the pin and place it on the side which you will stitch. Now stitch your sleeve all round, and repeat on the other side.
While the jacket it still overturned,pin the neckline part all the way down and stitch. However, on the lower part, leave some room, so its easier to stitch the hem.
Below is how you join the lower part i told you to leave some room for in the previous step. The extra gaping is because the lining piece is shorter than the main piece.
Next, stitch the hem, but only upto a certain point like I’ve shown below.
Turn your jacket now to the right side.
Slip hem the bottom.
Your simple jacket is now done, all you have to do it iron it well.