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« on: September 02, 2007 12:43:36 PM »

I'm a big fan of jackets...and I absolutely adore the swing jackets that are in style right now.  Here's one that I especially love:



Anyone know of any similar patterns???
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007 12:46:11 PM »

Im of no help but that is the cutest thing  I have ever seen!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 01:11:59 PM »

You could make something similar using http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8299.htm. Add a rectangular length of fabric into the bottom edge of the jacket, flare out the bottom of the sleeves and add a cuff, then change the collar so it ties. Give it some big self covered buttons and you're good to go Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 01:48:26 PM »

hey - what I could suggest as a way to acquire one of the most valuable skills you can learn... I would look up my local community college or the like and find a relatively inexpensive Pattern Making class - then you could figure out how to make your own patterns for things.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007 06:32:40 PM »

You could try Simplicity 3627...it's kinda close Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007 12:27:54 PM »

Hey Ravenhaired,

These swing jackets are so very cute as well as so very popular right now. I absolutely adore the one you have posted a pic of!

I would definitely take unlevkirby's advice as I have done this and am so happy with the results. I am currently taking advanced patternmaking at my local community college. And it's true, you CAN design and make whatever you want!

But if you don't have the time to do that, or just don't want to I might suggest McCall Pattern 5479, 5480. They aren't exactly copies, but if you can figure out how to modify them you'll get what you want. Also they are swing jackets nonetheless, so if you don't feel like doing the mods, you could definitely still have a cute swing jacket. I also just received the current issue of Burda Easy Fashion and they have a similar jacket pattern in the magazine.

http://www.burdamode.com/Jacken_und_M%C3%A4ntel,1270777-1541023-1541024-1541138-1541139,deDE.html

It's in German, but if you know how to sew pretty well, I'm sure you could figure out how to put it together yourself. I bought my subscription from GLPnews, but you may be able to find the magazine on eBay.

Hope you find what you are looking for!
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007 03:43:29 PM »

The closest I could find was this Hillary Duff McCall's pattern. It's similar enough that you could probably work with it. Just make it shorter and exaggerate the collar.



The jacket is really cute. I don't think it would be that hard to draft yourself. Just use an existing pattern or top for the bodice and sleeves and then make a long rectangle for the bottom and a small one for the collar.

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007 09:17:18 PM »

hey everyone! thanks for all the helpful suggestions! SmileySmileySmiley
i think i will go with the mccall's hilary duff pattern and attempt to modify it...

anyone have any suggestions as to what material i should use?  i'm thinking a linen, but i'm hoping to find something that won't wrinkle as much...
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007 07:35:59 AM »

I love the jacket. The collar in the photo is interesting but unclear to me. It is a stand collar , bow and what??

 I would suggest 100% Cotton Brushed Rainwear Gabardine or cotton twill. I saw them on sale at denverfabrics.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007 03:04:38 PM »


I believe it's a monk collar, with the end on the front flap extended into a ribbon that ties to the back flap.
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