Here I am, back from my business travels, it was tough (too many meetings, too few time to rest or think or eat properly during the day.....luckily we managed to have a couple of nice dinners), but now it is going to be a bit more relaxed....hopefully. This is the last instalment of the male suit tutorials.
Last but not least, let's see how to sew a jacket. After several mistakes I came up with this simplified pattern, which fits pretty well. It is partially lined and doesn't look as bulky as IT jackets do.
We shall need cotton or gabardine, and satin for the lining, thread and pins!
Again to draw your pattern you can use these tips from April's Blog
As you see the pattern is quite simple, the only "complicated" parts are the lining of the lapel and the collar.
At first I did a partially lined lapel, but it fitted awfully, so I devised this
The fit is good now whe mus sew the back together:
Now the collar, you have to take the measurement on the doll:
This is not the "elegant way" to attach the collar, but it won't show and it is neat enough:
As you see it fits nicely
The sleeves shall be lined too, as it will be easier for the doll to wear the jacket on long sleeves:
And here's Goffredo in his complete Tobacco Road outfit!
Hope this tutorial is clear enough, please feel free to ask any questions, I'll do my best to answer you!