Layer up for transitional weather!
Our second sewing prompt for the #CurvyYearofSewing is JACKETS AND BLAZERS. To help you with your jacket-making endeavors, we’ve picked out four curve-friendly sewing patterns as suggestions. These patterns are not required to participate in this challenge, as you can choose whichever pattern that suits you.
The StyleArc Dorothy woven Jacket is a nice introduction to jacket-sewing in that it’s unlined, lacks advanced details such as lapels and welt pockets, and has princess seams for easier fitting. It’s available in StyleArc sizes 4-30 (up to a 58.25″/148 cm bust and a 61″/154 cm hip).
If you’re looking to challenge yourself and up your jacket game, the Ottobre Moto Jacket (05/2017 issue of Ottobre Woman) is drafted with curve-friendly princess seams and a symmetrical front zippered opening. Drafted specifically for plus sizes, this pattern is available in European sizes 44-52 (up to a 48″/122 cm bust and a 49.25″/125 cm hip.
With the comfort of a knit cardigan and the structure of a blazer, the Itch to Stitch La Paz jacket is designed for firm knits, such as ponte, and features the sorts of details that you’d expect from a classic jacket, such as lapels and welt pockets. With princess seams and cup sizes up to a DD-cup, this particular pattern is particularly friendly to fitting with a full bust. The La Paz is available in Itch to Stitch sizes 00-20 (up to a 49″/124.5 cm bust and a 48″/122 cm hip (in the size 20-DD-cup size)).
From Colette Patterns’ Seamwork line, the Jill Coatigan is a beginner-friendly introduction to sewing outerwear. The Jill can be sewn in a knit or a woven; wool coating and heavy sweater knits are both recommended fabrics. This pattern is available in sizes XS-3X (up to a 54″/137 cm bust and a 58″/174 cm hip).
Although we are focused mainly on sewing for women, we are going to try to include a men’s pattern for each theme of this challenge. For this category we’ve chosen the Simplicity 1506 – a Big and Tall Men’s Vest pattern, which includes a tie pattern and goes up to a size 5XL.
The Confident Stitch is sponsoring the March/April prize with a $50 gift certificate. The prize will be given to a participant who sews a Jacket or Blazer pattern and shares it on Instagram or in our CSC Community Group on Facebook with the hashtag #CurvyYearofSewing before 5/1/18. The winner will be randomly chosen.