Friday, April 14, 2017

Lined Shacket

I wear the Thai-Shacket I made using Simplicity 1328 quite often.  I like the idea of dressing in layers, so a shirt-jacket(shacket) works well for me.  Since I knew this Simplicity pattern fit me using the small size with two inches added to the sleeves, I decided to use it for this shacket.  The difference is I put a lining in this one and welt pockets.

Shacket Pattern

My Thai Shacket,  February 2015

I used some gray cotton herringbone material I bought from Joann's and a gray polyester lining I had in my stash.

I watched the same video I used for instructions on welt pockets for a previous project to refresh my memory.

I wasn't sure how to do the lining, so I simply made the shacket, less the collar, and sewed it in with a 1/4" seam.  Once I sewed in the lining, I added the collar, button placket, and cuffs to finish it.

White Sewmaster 611 used for this shacket

I have worn this several times and enjoy it during these cool spring days.

My next project is a jacket using a Kwik Sew pattern.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stripe Mania

 I purchased a striped sheet at Walmart for $5 to make a shirt.  I used the Islander 228  pattern in small with short sleeves.  I had used this pattern for my last shirt using a medium pattern, but the shoulders were too wide.   I recut the pattern in small just in case I did something wrong assembling it.

It is slim fitting!  The shoulders are correct, but the body is small.  I even restitched the 5/8" side seams to 1/4" for a little more room.  I serged the side seams, since there wasn't enough fabric to flat-fell.

I actually like this shirt, so I made another shirt from a different sheet using the same pattern and 1/4" seam allowance.  The only difference is I cut the hem even, so it is not a tuck-in shirt.

Joe wanted a pinstriped shirt, so I bought another sheet and made one with my "go to" shirt pattern, Simplicity 7330 in large.

I think it is odd when people ask if we are brothers.  Even in the same shirts, we don't look anything alike.

I am making a "shacket" now with a gray herringbone cotton.

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