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Katharine Hepburn Jacket

Nov 10, 2012
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A very appealing aspect of this jacket is the cut-away sleeve.

The drape of the fabric is very flattering in revealing the upper part of the arm.

Years ago, I found this incredibly rare 1933 Butterick ‘Starred’ pattern at an estate sale.  

Butterick did a limited series of only four ‘Starred’ patterns featuring Hollywood designs worn by screen starlets of the 1930’s.

This particular pattern was based on Howard Greer’s ensemble design for Katharine Hepburn in her first starring film role in ‘Christopher Strong’.

It is something I only dreamed of finding, so once I did, I HAD to make that jacket!

When I wrote for Threads Magazine about this pattern, details such as underarm gusset construction were outlined.

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  1. User avater EvaDress January 9th

    Thank you Ellie!

  2. Sewmaster65 November 18th

    I like the front closure and the sleeves. You wear it well. Good Job!
    Ellie

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