The Shacket #1

September 12, 2012 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

Another new project on the horizon: Mr A has requested a garment that will be a cross between a shirt and a jacket, which we are dubbing The Shacket. I thought I’d start with a straightforward men’s shirt pattern, shorten it a bit and make it straight along the bottom, and use cotton drill so it will be suitable for our climate.

My lovely friend Susan lent me a Sew Hip magazine containing this shirt pattern. So far, I’ve perused the pattern sheet in preparation for tracing the relevant pieces and let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be a beginner tackling that process – a few more explanatory notes are really needed to avoid nasty surprises (like a note on the pattern to say that you need to add seam allowance, which is only addressed in the narrative well after the cutting out section). It’s not going to be fun to trace all the pieces because most of them are in two parts and will require lining up, but I’ll persist and keep you posted.

Sew Hip shirt


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