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Can’t find patterns for men

YauhntyA | Posted in Patterns on

Anybody know where I can find a pattern to make a summer linen  jacket for men? 

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  1. lin327 | | #1

    I have two boys and  a husband.  finding patterns for them has always been a challenge. The best I've found are in the Burda and Vogue pattern line.  When I made a linen jacket for my hubby I used a suit jacket pattern and used a lightweight fusible interfacing on the facings and upper part of the chest only to keep the the softness of the linen intact.  I extended the facing to the armholes also. I left it unlined and bound all the seam allowances with bias binding made from light lining fabric.  For the second jacket I made a half-lining which is a lining for just the upper part of the jacket.  I believe that Threads had an article about that a while ago. The visible seam allowances were also bound with bias binding.  The same principles used for a half-lining for a womans jacket can be applied for a softly tailored men's jacket.   PS. If you ever want to make a shirt for a man, get David Page Coffin's Shirtmaking, published by Threads.  It is one of the best sewing books ever written!  It would be sooo nice if he would make a second book  on men's jackets and coats!  (This is a hint if he reads these ppostings!)

    1. carolfresia | | #2

      I'll be sure to forward your message to David, Lin327. David's actually a casual dresser, and I suspect would like to come up with a book on "jacket alternatives"--something that I think would be wonderful for women and men.

      Carol

      1. lin327 | | #3

        I know I would buy  the book!  In a second!

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