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1941 “Misses’ Mannish Jacket” (#1 of 3)

One of a three-jacket sewing project.  I did different pockets for each jacket, for practice.  This one got double-welt lower pockets and a single-welt upper pocket. 

I fell in love with the drawing and the classic lines of this jacket based on a man’s sportcoat. My sewing teacher challenged me to cut and sew three versions at once to build experience and confidence. So I did! A long haul, but I succeeded!

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  1. SewKraZ | | #1

    Perfection is in the detailing of all three versions. I love sewing with vintage patterns, also. You have done a wonderful job!

  2. lynnewill | | #2

    I applaude you for accepting this challange along with your instructors boldness. What a wonderful idea. Love all 3 fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

  3. EBD | | #3

    This is a great job. The placket and welt pockets really add a feminine touch. Superb.

  4. Ceeayche | | #4

    I agree with our other sisters in sewing! great project. great results. great wardrobe!

  5. birdlady1 | | #5


    I just want to say that those 3 jackets look fantastic! I absolutely love the vintage look as well. I have a few vintage jackets and I find the fabric used on them makes the jackets far better looking then the ones used today. I know wool gabardine is also a good material but I was wondering if you know what type of fabrics they used in the 1940's that we could purchase today? I want to use those materials as opposed to the ones used today.


  6. moushka | | #6

    Wow! Fabulous jacket, beautifully tailored. Love all three versions you made. You should be very proud of your work.

  7. smockerlady | | #7

    Hi there,
    Just found your amazing jackets, whilst searching to find information on how to execute a double welt when there is a dart running into it, like this jacket.
    Is there an article or video on here. I have been searching everywhere.
    So wonderful to see your beautifully made tailored jackets. Total inspiration.
    Many thanks for sharing.

  8. smockerlady | | #8

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