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cycler1729 | Posted in Patterns on

I don’t know if I’m remembering correctly but I think that I saw a how-to for a jacket in a back issue of Threads from assembling square type shaped pieced of fabric.

It was just a drawing and measurements – very simple.

Does anyone remember this? I did a search yesterday and I don’t see it anywhere.



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  1. starzoe | | #1

    Well, it looked simple but there was a long conversation here about that jacket. I made one but had to adjust all the sizes to suit a larger ME. Have worn it a couple of times but I really don't like the extra fabric bulge under the sleeve which always is a problem when you make squared tops with square sleeves. I do think that in the photos the extra fabric was pinned out of the way to minimize the excess.

    My Threads mags are at the moment in boxes in transition from one location to another so perhaps someone else here can give you the exact magazine number.

    1. cycler1729 | | #2

      Thanks!  I'm glad that it was something that I really saw!

      Sometimes I think that things exist just because I want them to!

  2. cafms | | #3

    I think you are referring to the article Get Biased in the June/July 2009 #143 issue, page 42.  I did one out of woven fabric as per the instructions.  A friend did one out of knit and it turned out cute, too.  Mine was a jacket and hers was a pull over top.  There is a bit of fabric under the arm that may be bothersome. 

    My sewing guild is making the jacket as a group tomorrow at our meeting.  Should be interesting seeing how many variations we end up with. 

    1. cycler1729 | | #4

      Thanks for the response but it was in a much older issue - before 2005.
      But I will look at that one.

      1. starzoe | | #5

        "Fashion Squared", July 08, #137. This is the one I was talking about, is it what you were looking for?

        1. cycler1729 | | #6

          No - it was in a much older issue.

  3. MaryinColorado | | #7

    I can't find the one you're referring to, but http://www.kaylakennington.com has simple to make patterns that are based on rectangles that are really quick and fun to make.  She is also featured in several Threads articles. 

    1. KharminJ | | #8

      Panel Top and Vest #918 from Kayla Kennington - she mentions in the pattern back copy, that this pattern was discussed in Threads #98. The Paris Evening Coat #303 also says her edge/seam-treatments were discussed in #117.Maybe one of those are what you're thinking of? K

  4. joyfulneedles | | #9

    Are you talking about the Bog Coat?  I don't have an issue number but it was a number of years ago.  If you don't find that article, there are several on the Internet.  I don't have a link.

  5. starzoe | | #10

    If it is the bog coat, it's in #87 pp 36-40.

    1. cycler1729 | | #11

      That must be why I'm missing it - I had Issue 87 but now I don't see it.  Must be in another stack.

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