CLASSIC HP DL HP 1031 Boulevard Cardigan-Jacket

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  • 5
    Loved it

    Posted by Kate on 12th May 2022

    I’m lucky enough to have the paper pattern. No adjustments were necessary. The fit was great. I made this in a fuscia ‘P300’ fleece from Malden Mills as my main jacket for winter touring in Japan. I like to travel with a minimum of clothing so this jacket was an important piece to fit into rural spas, restaurants, city touring, bicycling, train travel, old unheated farm houses. I used an athletic mesh for the pocket bags which I extended to the front seams of the jacket and into the hem so the weight of traveling odds and ends in the pockets would be supported. The jacket was comfortable, stylish and warm. The only things I wish I had done differently would have been to extend the sleeves to the wrist for more warmth since it was snowy there, and to line the undersides of the pocket flaps with lining fabric. I didn’t want lining fabric showing on the flaps, as I dislike that look, however, the flaps didn’t lie fully flat because of the thickness of the fabric. Thin crepe blouses, tights worn under a long Macabi skirt were enough to keep me warm and fit in wherever I went. Trudy’s patterns have the best fit I’ve ever found, so I hope that at some point she can bring out some new designs and (please) paper patterns again. I am not a fan of splicing paper together.