When I recently saw a photo of this snazzy wool "Patrol shirt jacket" on the Cadet website, I immediately thought, I can whip up one of those -- and for a whole lot less than $228! (fabric and notions only, not labor; sewing is my joy, not my job).
I've had this lovely, somewhat felted wool plaid in my stash for more than a year now, and it seemed like the perfect fabric for a shirt jacket, or shacket. I can wear it on its own or layer it over a turtleneck or a dress shirt.
This shirt jacket will not have a front placket so as not to detract from the plaid. It will have two front pockets and, likely, pocket flaps.
I made good progress today. I cut my fabric -- plaids always take an extra-long time -- and have completed front, back, and sleeves. Tomorrow I will make the cuffs, collar and collar stand and, if there's time, make the buttonholes. I hope to have this done by early next week.
|Two front pieces|
|I used cotton shirting for the inside yoke to cut down on bulk.|
|My sleeve plackets are cut on the bias.|
|Another sleeve placket: my wooden clapper helped to get things flat.|
|A flat-felled shoulder seam.|
|As of this evening....|
This is my first project in many weeks. I'm glad to be sewing again.
Have a great day, everybody!
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