I am taking a break from jeans-sewing and have decided to tackle a simpler project: a little cropped jacket courtesy of Simplicity 1688 — a Cynthia Rowley design. The pattern includes a dress and two variations of a jacket.
I am making jacket view A. I cut a size 10 and made a muslin because I wanted to get the fit right. Below is a picture of the finished muslin.
Overall, I like the fit and shape of the jacket but I don’t want it to be quite so cropped. I want to be able to wear it to work as a suiting piece. I decided I would add five inches to the length of the jacket. I don’t know if it’s amateur hour over here, but this is how I add length to my pattern pieces:
I just tape pieces of cardboard to the ends of my pattern pieces. Is there a better way to do this?
I’m excited to stitch the real thing now, once I decide on a fabric choice. For your viewing pleasure, here are some inspiration pics for the jacket:
What’s on your sewing table?