HP 1230 DL Metropolitan Bouvier Jacket
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version on both A4 and letter sized paper;
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When a cardigan just won't cut it, choose this
versatile jacket, perfect for medium weight fabrics
like linen, crepe, sateen, chambray, twill, or a
lightweight tweed; this also works in stable knits,
like a light weight ponte, or a firm sweater knit.
Semi-fitted, collared, edge-to-edge soft jacket
has a softly rounded collar, plus an optional lining
and patch pockets. Jacket features panel seams
with Dior darts, 3/4 length 2-piece sleeves with slit
cuffs, a half back belt and a curved front hemline.
Decorative topstitching and shoulder pads are optional but fab!
This jacket is the perfect piece to add a crisp finish
to all your outfits; itâs perfect for throwing on top of a
sleeveless top or dress for extra coverage and warmth,
and it looks just as gorgeous with your favorite jeans-and-T
combo as it does with your 9-to-5 workday wardrobe.
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 will need around
2½ yards or 230cm fabric; if you want to line your jacket,
you'll also need around 1½ yards or 138cm of lining.
If you are *not* lining your jacket, you'll still need to line
the patch pockets, add a scrap of lining about 12" x 6"
or 30cm x 15cm. You'll need at least ½ yard/45cm
interfacing; if you are lining your jacket and want to
interface the fronts & backs, you'll need 13/4 yards or
160cm interfacing. Small shoulder pads (about 3/8"
or 1cm deep) are optional.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
This is my favorite jacket pattern. It lends itself to a number of different looks from easy, breezy casual to all-business. The one I made is in black ponte and looked fabulous for my work meeting today!
A modern take on a classic. This little jacket can be dressy or casual depending on the fabric. I liked the options for attaching the collar and other hints included. Reasonably easy to make and would suit most figures.