LIVING WELL-WEDGE JACKET

GALLERY: LIVING WELL - Wedge Jacket

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This Gallery is for the Swirl Jacket (Aqua/Black) and variations of that design for the Living Well Talking Pattern™.



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When there is no description in this field, it is on purpose - to protect your purchase (and my work!) on this pattern. Please  use this Talking Pattern™ portion IN CONJUNCTION with the printed booklet your purchased or downloaded if you ordered this product PDF.  


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First angled jacket created.....front.

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Back view



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Starting 'goodies'...

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Considering some additional, darker purple couching yarns.

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Choices narrowed down...like this coloration.


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Removing double layer in locker patch area. 

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Design sketching. 

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Roughly designed pieces for Fabric B laid on fabric to determine if I have enough fabric.    


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Roughly designed pieces for Fabric A...checking available fabric yardage.  This shows I have enough remaining for cuffs. 

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For length, cut available sweatshirt from new yoke line down, as long as possible.  Allow a seam allowance above yoke line.  Yoke to be cut from polar fleece. 

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Cutting back lower portion, allowing for additional polar fleece yoke, and a seam allowance above the yoke line.  


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Front polar fleece yoke cut, and pinned to sweatshirt portion to equal original pattern. 

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Note Straight Fusible Stay Tape fused to wrong side of upper lower sweatshirt portions to 'stay' this joining as the sweatshirt fleece is lapped over the polar fleece. 

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After zig zagging, trim polar fleece close to stitching.  



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Back yoke joined to sweatshirt - checking against original pattern. 

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Cut fabric embellishment pieces for Back.

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Black fabric laid on back looks like...



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Add polar fleece wedge to right Front - larger than you think you will need. 

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Design final fabric embellishment for right front - and therefore finalize size of front Wedge. 

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Stay front edge of left Front with Straight Fusible Stay Tape.


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Trim excess fabric from wrong side. 

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Back yoke stitched into place - wrong side view. 

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Fe sure to mark sleeve matching DOTS on the new polar fleece yokes, Front and Back. 


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Trim down Front wedge to desired size after fitting and designing. 

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My jacket was looking like...

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My new lower neckline determined by placing fold of lower ribbing to be the Collar, at the current top edge of the jacket.  


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Lower ribbing becomes finish for left Front as well - but in 1:1 ratio rather than the stretched 2:3 ratio around the neck. 

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Marking...

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Cut new neckline a seam allowance above the marking. 


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Consider right Front embellishing options...

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Create trim from 3/4" bias cut of accent fabric, roughed up with Fabric Chenille Brush. 

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Bias with yarn couched on top for definitive trim to clearly separate the coordinating fabrics. 
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Closeup look of trim created. 

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Jacket overview at this point...

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Cover polar fleece on the inside with pretty fabric. 


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Lining - the grain doesn't matter.  Use fusible web to create 'seams' and slipstitch later. 

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Straightening the angle of the left lower Front. 

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Staying the hem allowance with Knit Fusible Stay Tape. 


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A  tiny dart must be stitched in the hem allowance to create the pointed back hemline.  

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Laser light on Brother VX3000 used to follow straight for twin needle stitching of hem. 

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Trim excess fabric from above twin needle stitching on inside of jacket. 


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Leaving a big at the bottom, stitching bias binding to outside of jacket. 

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Fold excess binding up at the lower edge before folding the bias into place for a nice finish. 

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Binding should now look like this...


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Finish with couching yarn on outside in the well of the seam.  

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Cut curve from cut edge to fold on one end of ribbing and pin in2:3 ratio from right Front around to left shoulder. 

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Right side of inside of Collar pinned to wrong side of jacket, stretched between right Front and left shoulder.  


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Consult pattern booklet for detailed explanation.  

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Trim sweatshirt seam allowance in collar seam.


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Trim out excess polar fleece from seam allowance.


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Outer, upper layer of ribbing collar flips out into place on outside of jacket.  Stretch and pin into place.  

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Hem should already be in and the right front bound and finished.  Decide on angle for ribbing at left Front.  



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Finished ribbing lower hem edge of left Front.


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Stay inside of left ribbing along both sides of fold with Straight Fusible Stay Tape. 

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Stitch outer Collar edge down, refining front curve.  See Booklet.  



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Monofilament in bobbin will show the least for the inside as you stitch down the Collar outermost edge.  



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Bury embellishment yarn on wrong side with a Chibi Darning Needle. 

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Stay lower edge of Sleeve on outside with Straight Fusible Stay Tape.


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Cuff construction - both layers interfaced with woven fusible interfacing cut on the bias grain.  Consult Booklet for more details.  


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Read in the booklet about this most important step!

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I do cuffs backwards - consult the Booklet for my great directions.  

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A slit into the seam allowance at the top of the Sleeve lower edge allows the seam allowances to go down, into the cuff.  The folded edge of the cuff finishes the top.  Trim yet to come as well...


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Another view of this 'backwards' way of mine...
There is no audio for this step.  Please read the directions.  

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Bring the dark trim fabric to the Sleeves with a folded piece of bias.  Consult booklet for how-to's. 



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Finished look of Cuff.


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Jacket Front

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Back view












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