Alexis Rhodes/Asuka Tenjoin jacket

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#1 Lycorance on 1 year ago

Hi, guys!

I was hoping you could help me figure out how to make Alexis' top jacket part from scratch. I have a sewing machine but I can't read patterns, I was hoping for a tutorial of any GX jacket, but I don't see ANYTHING. Fabric suggestions would be cool, too. Thinking of a zipper for the back, but what for the front? Buttons? Snaps?

Here's a pic...


#2 DlGlT on 1 year ago

Well its two pieces. A Vest, and a caplet that snaps around the neck. The FRONT needs an invisible zipper and then a snap for the waistband. I also strongly suggest looking up beginner tutorials on how to read patterns and various sewing techniques (bias tape, binding, invisible zipper, types of machine feet, applique, etc). Joanns stores tend to have sewing classes, too, which may be a good learning place if you don't have someone at home/a friend who knows what they're doing.

This would be a good starting place (You can skip the pockets), especially since it will have instructions on how to do the hem bindings. You'll just have to add a band to the bottom for the blue.

Mini lesson: Why did I choose that pattern out of all the ones out there? The princess seams (vertical lines on the front and back of the picture) will allow for a closer fit. The collar, while not tall enough, explains interfacing a standing collar as well as binding an edge. Its extremely easy to make a collar taller by just extending the lines (I like to trace the pattern onto a new piece of paper to make the alterations and a "new" pattern)

Also, when choosing a pattern size, do not go by the size of the clothes you wear. Go by your measurements (bust, waist, hips). Patterns don't follow "trend" sizes.

#3 Lycorance on 1 year ago

Thank you! This is perfect!!

#4 DlGlT on 1 year ago

I would suggest waiting until the weekend of Aug 24-26 when Simplicity patterns will be $2 vs the usual $18ish at Joanns.