Any Idea where I can get a pattern for this type of jacket?

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#1 neozero on 1 year ago

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I really like leather jackets and want to eventually begin making a lot of them in different styles. I really like this style of jacket, with the non folding collar.

Does anyone know where I can find a pattern for it? I have been looking for it forever.

#2 Penlowe on 1 year ago

Look at Kwik Sew, they have a lot of athletic type patterns that will work well in leather and vinyl.
That said, all the patterns I own that have color blocking included are left over from the 80's and no longer in print.
It's highly unlikely that you will find a pattern for exactly this, but tracing it to other paper and cutting and adding seam allowances to get the color blocking is reasonably easy. I advise investing in a quilting or drafting ruler, both are good for this kind of project.
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The quilting ruler is thicker, and designed to be used with a blade or rotary cutter, the drawing ruler is not.
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Oh hey, already has some color blocking, you just need to tinker with the sleeves. If you want to collar shorter, it's easy to modify.

#3 neozero on 1 year ago

Hello! Ty! So some research I did suggests that this is a cropped jacket with stand collar. I have a lot of designs I want to do, so I am less concerned about the color blocking. Although I will definately want to change it up a bit so those are good suggestions!

The thing I'm most concerned about is readapting a pattern and having it fit weird. Especially the cropping. I did that before with a jacket and the line was all curved. I am trying to avoid that.

#4 Penlowe on 1 year ago

There is a technique called 'making a muslin' where you test out what you want to do in the cheapest fabric available. I strongly recommend doing so because learning how to adjust a pattern from measurements and math is a college course.

So in this case, make the pattern in trash fabric (doesn't have to be muslin, thrift store sheets are great) and put it on, then draw where you want those changes right on the fabric, with something bold like ball point pen. Disassemble, add the seam allowances, trim, and use this as your new pattern. Yes, it's a lot of work but absolutely worth the effort.

#5 neozero on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5066882]There is a technique called 'making a muslin' where you test out what you want to do in the cheapest fabric available. I strongly recommend doing so because learning how to adjust a pattern from measurements and math is a college course.

So in this case, make the pattern in trash fabric (doesn't have to be muslin, thrift store sheets are great) and put it on, then draw where you want those changes right on the fabric, with something bold like ball point pen. Disassemble, add the seam allowances, trim, and use this as your new pattern. Yes, it's a lot of work but absolutely worth the effort.[/QUOTE]


I feel like I should have known this.

#6 Penlowe on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=neozero;5066941]I feel like I should have known this.[/QUOTE]

Not necessarily, but it means you are open to learning new things which is ALWAYS good!

If you live in South Texas, you could come take a class at my shop where we do just this.

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