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Custom Shoulder Pad Pattern

Threads #193, Oct./Nov. 2017
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A classic French jacket can benefit from subtle shoulder shaping.

Author Mary Funt, an expert in couture construction, has studied and re-created garments by many top designers. When making a softly structured cardigan-style jacket inspired by Chanel, she likes to add a little shoulder support and shaping. To do so, she builds a shoulder pad from cotton batting, covered with the same fabric used for the jacket lining.

free pattern

To make your own shoulder pads, download and print the patterns shown and follow Mary’s instructions in Threads #193 (Oct./Nov. 2017) to make the pads. Check that the marked lines print at the measurements given.

These pads are easily customizable: Simply enlarge or reduce the original pattern as desired, and add or omit the inner layers to personalize the thickness. If your shoulders are asymmetrical, you can make one pad slightly thicker than the other to balance your silhouette. Don’t hesitate to try these shoulder pads in other types of jackets and blouses. Insert them in any garment that could benefit from a bit of oomph at the shoulders.

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  1. user-6729738 | | #1

    Would have loved to have had some suggestions for adapting for forward shoulders! I will experiment...

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    Elece | | #2

    really excited form

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    Mebez | | #4

    it's brilliant

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    Steffek | | #5

    Thx for paterns! :)

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    Kekaf | | #6

    I have to try it

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    Pizef | | #7

    An interesting issue, I have to try to do it this way

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    Brucosa | | #8

    I do not understand the end of this project

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    Ilazu | | #9

    For the first time you see this way

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    Slyna | | #10

    Such entries I love

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    Togya | | #11

    żadna nowość tak ogólnie. moja babka już tak szyła

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    Vivef | | #12

    pretty lady as a model

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    capitalstudio | | #13

    Very nice clothes

  14. Afarans | | #14

    very nice look

  15. Kobij | | #15

    yeah, definetly good

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    Nhyleli | | #16

    bardzo ciekawe

  17. Jowof | | #17

    Może w czymś pomóc

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    Lopot | | #18

    The same way my mother used to

  19. Djujudy | | #19

    mega ubranie

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    Marlik | | #20

    super !

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    Klimar312 | | #21

    niby taka zwykła bluzka a jednak przy reszcie dodatków bardzo fajnie sie wyróżnia

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    Hernis321 | | #22

    super !

  23. Olejas | | #23


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    Kartwis | | #24

    interesujacy krój

  25. Wersenis | | #25


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