So this week blog requires NO LYCRA!!!!!
Shock Horror! DEFINITELY!!!
As material with out stretch… is not my forte.
However I thought you all might like to see how this project turned out.
A little while ago I made a leotard that was inspired by Columbia from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This leotard was made to wear to an event, but nevertheless I needed to finish off the look. Which started the search for a sparkly gold jacket! In the end no jacket was found and I was left with no choice but to make myself a jacket.
Easy? Maybe?? However I have never made a jacket in my life!
Cue pattern search. As I wasn’t not going to attempt to draft a jacket pattern.
So this is where I turned to the Internet and searched away to find a pattern to use. I found a blog called Plan B Anna Evers (http://planb.annaevers.com/en/diy-chaqueta-primavera-verano-patron-gratis/) which had a simple jacket pattern and an easy guide to follow. I will definitely be using this blog again, and this jacket pattern as it was a really nice cut.
This blog supply’s you with and printable A4 sheet, which you then have to draw to scale. It doesn’t come with a scale but it isn’t too hard to figure out a scale. For me my scale was 1 : 3.5 cms. Once you have you scale then its time to figure out all the lengths!! And draw it up; luckily this pattern wasn’t too complicated to draw!
Doing the math’s
I also cheated a little as I already had some sleeves from another pattern I had made and used for this jacket!
As this jacket is only going to be used for fancy dress purposes I didn’t line the jacket. However I can tell you if you can avoid it don’t sew with disco dot material. It is a massive PAIN…. Which your sewing machine, overlocker, needles, and YOU will not appreciate.
However I persisted with it because needed to be finished...
Rocky Horror I'M READY FOR YOU!