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Turn a Basic Jacket Pattern into a Zippered Asymmetrical Design

Check out how to add an asymmetrical zippered opening to a basic jacket pattern.
Threads #190, April/May 2017

Evamarie Gomez; Videographer: Gary Junken

In this video excerpted from the DVD, One Pattern, Many Ways Vol. 2, pattern designer and television personality Angela Wolf demonstrates how turn a basic jacket pattern into an asymmetrical zipped style.

This video tutorial can be used in conjunction with the “Pattern Hack: Make it moto” article in Threads #190 (April/May 2017), p. 22.

In One Pattern, Many Ways with Angela Wolf, Vol. 2, Angela shows you how to get the most from her Evelyn Dress and Jacket pattern. You can follow along as you sew one or both garments for yourself.

 Angela Wolf’s One Pattern, Many Ways Vols.1 and 2 DVDs, USB, and video downloads can be purchased in the Threads online store.


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    karlab | | #1

    What a great tutorial. I love the front angled zip seam, which would be more figure flattering for me, I think. And what a great thing to be able to confidently change a pattern I have that I already know fits me! Thank you Threads and Angela!

  2. MaryThomas1989 | | #2

    This is absolutely insane. I am in love with this guide!

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    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #3


    WOW! It's like a foray into feature films, all about fashion. Thank you for this!

    Angela is so encouraging, and fearless (she the sewing world's Karen Allen in "Raiders of the Lost Ark").

    Your directorial style comes through in every shot.

    A fan from way back

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    user-4363089 | | #4

    I love this video.It absolutely fearless pattern making and styling of the jacket.

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