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pattern for lace

dimmie | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi all,

I am looking for pattern suggestions for an unconstructed jacked that I am going to do in a beautiful piece of lace I have for a wedding in Aug.  I will have to line it and I am probably going to make Sandra Betzina’s wide leg pants to go with it and need fabric suggestions for them.  Thanks



  1. fabricholic | | #1


    Look at Vogue 8050 and 7798 and see if these might work. What does the lace look like? I have never made any evening pants, so I'm not sure what will work.


    1. dimmie | | #2



      Thanks -I will check those patterns out.

      1. dimmie | | #3

        They look good - I will investigate them more. Thanks

        1. MaryinColorado | | #4

          One of my favorite jackets is dark navy denim with navy lace appliquees, lace collar, and lace sleeves with denim cuffs.  Sporty and feminine at the same time.  Looks cute with jeans or dresses.  If you have left over lace you might want to try it.  It was readymade but I love it.

          1. fabricholic | | #5

            That sounds really cute. I just bought some denim to make a denim jacket. I bought some military looking metal buttons to go on it. I love the lace idea.Marcy

          2. MaryinColorado | | #6

            What style jacket are you making?  I have been thinking about making a black denim one to go with my black jeans.  Two patterns I am thinking about are: Favorite Things Cardigan Jacket or McCall's Sew News M4385 which is a jean jacket with embroidery, haven't used either pattern yet. 

            Last fall I bought white jeans and jean jacket and want to embellish them this year. 

            Love that denim!  Mary

          3. fabricholic | | #7

            I have Sandra Betzina's jean jacket V7610 and Palmer/Pletsch McCall's jean jacket M5191. I think I will go with McCall's. It is more simple, I think and not so many buttons. I am not familiar with Favorite Things. How do I look it up? I hope my jean material is heavy enough, it is kinda of light weight for denim. I want to wash it and dry it several times before I make it. I want it to have that faded, comfortable look, not stiff. I would love to see your lace and denim jacket.Marcy

          4. MargieT | | #8

            Can I recommend Sandra Betzina's pattern. It is not hard to make and the end result is excellent. I actually enjoyed making it.

          5. fabricholic | | #9

            I always here that her patterns are great, because they have a better fit. If I have enough material, I will try it. I might have to buy more of those cool looking buttons I found, though. Thanks for recommending it to me. I wish you would post a picture of yours.Marcy

          6. MargieT | | #10

            I'm not sure how to post photos - any suggestions?

          7. fabricholic | | #11

            Can you get the picture on your computer? If so, you go like you would post a comment and then you would go to the bottom of the post where it says attach files and then you should be able to browse your computer until you find your picture and then click on it and it should attach. I believe that is how I did it.Marcy

          8. MargieT | | #13

            I'm having trouble attaching the photo - I click on `attach file' and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

          9. fabricholic | | #14

            Hi Margie T,I will try and post a picture.O.k. You don't see anything when you hit attach files? It is supposed to pull up a place to browse and then you hit upload and wait for it to, and then you hit done and then you post.Marcy

            Edited 3/26/2007 7:23 pm by fabricholic

          10. MargieT | | #15

            Sorry I still can't get it to work. Here is  the  web address for a review I did of the jacket for Pattern Review.com.http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=19164

            I hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes at Threads.


          11. fabricholic | | #16

            The jacket is beautiful. One problem. I have already brought the buttons for the other jacket and I will need that many more for this one. Can I just use buttons, instead of snaps or would you think I need to save the buttons for another project?Marcy

          12. MargieT | | #18

            I'm glad you liked the jacket.  I don't know what was wrong with my computer - I couldn't get it to behave. In regards to the jacket it is designed for either buttons or snaps.


          13. fabricholic | | #19

            Oh, good, because I like these buttons. They are copper and silver color. I hope I can find enough just like them.Marcy

          14. MargieT | | #20

            Go for it! I know you will love the jacket - her instructions are excellent.


          15. fabricholic | | #21

            I wish I was home right now working on something. I want to make dresses for DGD and one for me. I also, want to alter pattern for t shirt and pants for me. I do have to work, like a lot of us, to make a living. Just not enough time in the day.Marcy

          16. MargieT | | #22

            I'm lucky because I retired  18 months ago and it is lovely to have the free time.  Try and find time for yourself - you deserve it.


          17. fabricholic | | #23

            I just pray that I will have my health, (working fingers, eyesight), by the time I get to retire. What good is time, if you don't have the ability, you know?Marcy

          18. MargieT | | #24

            Try & keep poitive.


          19. fabricholic | | #25

            Right, I will do that. I will have my health!!!Marcy

          20. MaryinColorado | | #12

            I think your fabric sounds fine, that is the great thing about sewing, we get to chose our fabric.  It sounds perfect, nice and soft.  I pretty much wear natural fibers all the time. 

            I used to cut pictures out of magazines and catalogs that I like then find a similar pattern.  It is still interesting to open one of my patterns and find several of those pictures tucked inside for ideas on how to create a look.  Like little treasures or sometimes "what was I thinking!" or "Ode to the figure that is no more!"

            The Favorite Things Caridgan Jacket is from thier Violets R Blue Collection.   http://www.favoritethings.net


  2. sherryv | | #17


    For fabric for the wide-leg pants, you'll want something with drape.  Washed linen, matte jersey, slinky knit, or rayons are nice choices for dressy trousers.  I have a wedding to attend in August, too.  Thanks for reminding me - I need to be thinking about what to wear also!

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