Sorell trousers variation: a pair of short
Quart Coat pattern variation: the finished biker jacket
The inspiration for this variation was this Kristen jacket by Iro:
|Kristen jacket by Iro|
Have a great week!
Quart coat pattern variation: transform it into a zipped biker jacket!
|What I’ve been dreaming of: Kristen jacket by Iro.|
You’ll need a 50 cm (20″) separable metallic zipper, a ruler, a pencil and your Quart pattern pieces.Take your main pattern pieces: front, back and side. You’ll need to decide the length of the jacket, for mine I drew the cutting line about 10 cm (4″) below the waistline mark, seam allowances included. Do the same for the lining and the front facing. Draw new pocket marks, approx. centered around the waistline.
The other ziper side is simply stitch directly on the front piece and collar. In order to know where to place it, overlap the front pieces matching the grainline and mark where the zipper should meet (in red in the illustration). Baste the zipper to the front and collar and stitch with a zipper foot.
If you have any question, leave them in the comment section below.Thank you!
Turia dungarees: pinafore dress variation
You’ve been quite a lot to ask me if it was possible to turn the Turia dungarees into a pinafore dress. And my answer is YES! And more importantly, it’s very easy to do!
Adeline and Sonia have already made this variation and they have tempted me so much. I think it would look so cute with a sweater and tights during the fall/winter. How about corduroy, velvet or brut denim?
TURIA PINAFORE DRESS VARIATION
1. Take the shorts front (10) and back (11) pieces.
2. You need to decide if you’re going to place the front piece on the fold or if you want to keep the center flat-fell seam. For the centered seam, trace a horizontal line (the blue one) starting from the top of the center front seam and parallel to the granline.
If you prefer to eliminate the center seam, trace a foldline (in red) starting 1,5 cm away from the center front seam and parallel to the grainline. You’ll place the new piece on the fold of the fabric.
3. For the back piece, you need the center seam. Trace a new seam line (in blue) from the top of the center back seam parallel to the grainline.
4. You might want to add some length as well to the hem as the shorts are… well, shorts! I would recommend adding at least 10-15 cm (4″ to 6″) for a mini to mid-thighs length dress. Just follow the side seams and add the desired length.
5. Stitch the seams the exact same way! See, that’s a very easy variation!