How To’s Day: Cropped Jacket Tutorial
January 21st, 2014 by Camelot Fabrics
Happy Tuesday! We hope everyone is having an exceptional day. The mild weather here was short-lived, as we are once again enduring the harsh winds and frozen toes. Winter is still among us, and has no plans to leave any time soon.
But, looking at the calendar we cannot believe that January is almost over…February is just around the corner. It’s time to start preparing for all the Valentine’s Day festivities complete with hearts, pink and red, sugar, and pretty garlands! Any holiday is enough justification for us to find a reason to celebrate, and we’ve got a How To’s Day for you that will surely add some party glam. Throw on your most exuberant dress, a pair of bold heels, armfuls of glitzy jewelry, and add on our cropped jacket to complete the look. Take a peak at how marvelous and classy our cropped jacket looks:
Last week’s How To’s Day was all about the wonderful men in our lives, but don’t worry girls – we haven’t forgotten about you! We love any reason to play dress up and look fabulous, and today’s tutorial will do just that. Today we are sharing our Cropped Jacket Tutorial for you all!
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Cropped Jacket Tutorial:
– 1 1/4 yard of Paisey Please quilting cotton (44” wide) from Camelot Fabrics for Shell
– 3/4 yard of polyester lining (60” wide) in a coordinating color for Lining
– Paper printer
– Basic sewing supplies: sewing machine & coordinating thread, scissors & fabric shears, tape & fabric market, iron & pressing surface, and straight pins
– Please wash, dry & iron your cotton before beginning, and trim selvages.
– When ironing the lining fabric, use moderate heat.
– When laying out template pieces on a directional print, be conscious of the pattern’s orientation.
– The template includes a 1/2” seam allowance. Unless otherwise noted, sew all seams with a 1/2” allowance.
1. Download and print the Cropped Jacket template PDF at 100% of actual size. Trim along the marked page borders, tape the pieces together as indicated by the numbered triangles and cut out the templates.
2. Trace the templates once onto a folded double layer of the Shell fabric and once onto a folded double layer of Lining fabric, with the center back against the fabric’s fold as noted on your template. Cut out the pieces in both fabrics.
1. Sew the Front Shell panels to the Back Shell piece along the sides (Seam A), Right Sides together. Sew the Front panels to the Back at the shoulders (Seam B), Right Sides together. Repeat this step with the Lining Front and Back pieces, and press all seams open.
2. Sew the Front Sleeve pieces to their corresponding Back Sleeve pieces along the outer arm (Seam C) as shown Right Sides together. Press the seam open. Sew the inner arm (Seam D) of each sleeve and press the seam open. Turn all four sleeves Right Sides out.
3. Fit the one sleeve of each layer into its corresponding bodice, Right Sides together, with the Back Sleeve pieces against the Bodice Backs and the Front Sleeve pieces against the Bodice Fronts. Pin these sleeves in place, with many pins inserted perpendicular to the fabric’s edge and the shoulder & side seams aligned. These seams should require little or no easing. Sew these sleeves, then pin & sew the second sleeve of each fabric.
4. Baste a 1/4” hem along the bottom edge of each bodice.
5. Fit the Lining into the Shell, Right Sides together, and sew the two layers together around the lapels & neck (Seam F) with the shoulder seams aligned. Press this seam open, turn the jacket Right Sides out and press once again, rolling the Lining slightly toward the inside as you go.
6. Topstitch the two layers of the jacket together along the bottom edge (Seam G) with an 1/8” seam following the line of stitching your made in Step 4.
7. You can press the lapels open as we did, or leave them to drape naturally. Either way, wear the jacket with great posture and a pair of fabulous shoes.
We hope you have enjoyed our How To’s Day today! If you decide to give this tutorial a try, we would love to see your fabulous look. You can email us at email@example.com along with any other project you’ve created with our fabrics or from our DIY tutorials. Thanks for reading! :)