14th November 2019
I am currently finishing the Boxy Jacket Sewing Pattern Number 647. As this design has three-quarter length sleeves, I have been thinking recently about shirts and cuffs .
I have sewn a lot of shirt sleeve plackets over the years. This is definitely the best method. The essential template can be downloaded from my Free Sewing Page
Once you get used to doing plackets this way, you will have shirt cuffs that deserve to be seen. Good design is all about the detail.
I will be reviewing alternative shirt cuffs. Next I’ll take a look at my Semi-Fitted Shirt with Frilly Cuffs Sewing Pattern Number 545.
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The Basic Panel Jacket - A simple construction to introduce you to soft tailoring. Collarless rever and patch pockets. This design can be developed later to include a collar with lapels and welt pockets. A back vent will also feature in developed versions.
Many of you have written requesting this pattern in the usual Angela Kane format. Separate drafts for all sizes 6-22.
This versatile classic is fully lined. The pattern includes detailed instructions for making up, a fabric guide and cutting out layouts for all the common fabric lengths.
Are you brave enough to wear this absolutely plain? If not, dress it up in a multitude of ways. I will be trialling Multi Sized Patterns, a feature that is often requested by members. I will be showing how this classic shape can be the basis of tailored jackets and coats. Another of my designs using panels and featuring a two piece sleeve. This shape has endless potential for designers.
The Panel Coatdress
This sewing pattern will introduce you to the Princess Line. A semi-fitted coat-dress can be worn on its own, over a dress, over a jumper and knitted tights, over jeans. Worn buttoned up, open or belted.
New Sewing Pattern Format.
New Cutting Out Layouts.
New Fabric requirements table - for all nine sizes.
More info to follow.
Sewing Shirts and T-Shirts
Here is a short clip. The lesson teaches you the Pull Through the Shoulder method of Facing a Dress or Top. Super useful for sewing beautiful sleeveless garments.
See the 3 Part Series on my Sewing Lessons Page
The PDF Sewing Pattern is a Free Download in sizes small, medium and large - NOW AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS IN ALL SIZES
Coat Sew Along
Follow the Roll Collar Sew Along Episodes - Roll Collar Coat Sewing Pattern Downloads
Flat Pattern Drafting - Video Series and eBooks - The Basic Bodice, the Straight Sleeve Draft and the Fitted Bodice Block.
Video - Manipulating Darts. See how this creates design potential.