Thanks to all your helpful comments, I finally found a look I like for my gray jacket. Let’s visit the inspiration pictures again…
I thought following the look of the Etsy jacket would be a little easier, but mastering the correct collar proved to be a little difficult.
In the end I didn’t remove anything from the collar, just did a little tuck and pin and then sewed a button for a decorative way of keeping things in place.
I’ve found that when I really don’t know how I’m going to make something, trying to take pictures for a tutorial along the way is very difficult. So rather than showing you step by step how I made this coat, I’ll give you a rough outline and if you want one for yourself, enjoy taking some creative liberties along the way!
I used New Look Pattern 6028 for the main construction of the jacket.
To allow for a big collar/cowl, I simply cut straight up the center line and from the shoulder to make a tall collar (as you can see in the gray fabric in the picture. When cutting out the front pieces, I cut one side an extra two inches wide, and the other side two inches more narrow than the pattern would call for.
I followed the pattern for constructing the jacket and made the outer layer and the liner as entire jackets. I then sewed a zipper between the two layers and sewed around the collar. That’s when the adjusting started. I took it in at the middle side seams and at the side seams to help it be a little more fitted. Then finished off the hem and cuffs.
I feel like the shape is still a little off around the bust, but I’m not sure how darts would work with the shape of the jacket.
The collar was folded under and over and then sewn down on the larger side.
And on the narrow side I just pulled the corner forward and sewed it down.
While I expected to like it zipped best, I think the shape becomes more flattering when it’s open.
Thanks so much for your help along the way with this jacket! I bought and prewashed the fabric almost 2 months ago, so it’s nice to finally have it finished. Another item to check off my 12 by 2012 list!
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