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Date: 1/16/14 6:23 PM

I am wondering if anyone has ever made a jacket suitable for chemo patients and if you have what pattern and modifications did you use? I have seen jackets on line with four zippered port openings in the chest and arms that provide interchangeable access if the port site changes.

Any idea's on patterns or types of material to use would be appreciated.
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Date: 1/16/14 7:37 PM

What about: http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingPatterns/VoguePatterns/index.html

Which was just reviewed... There are a lot of seam lines which could be modified to accommodate zippers.

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Date: 1/17/14 10:02 AM

Years ago a friend of mine gave me a polar fleece cape blanket type jacket. It was as if you take a length of fabric and cut up one side to the middle and add an area for the neck and then embelish the cape with pockets, fringe, whatever. I am currently getting chemo and wish I had that thing! It would be easy to access the port, would not be cumbersome and double as a little lap blanket should your body temp flucuate while receiving chemo. I see there are a few free how to's if you want to google.

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Date: 1/17/14 10:10 AM

Chemo Jacket Inspiration
This jacket gives an idea of where the openings should be. I kind of like the idea of a capelet or at least a looser fitting jacket in fleece or something warm
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Date: 1/17/14 4:49 PM

Thank you for your suggestions. I will talk to my friend and let her decide what she would like. I wanted some practical suggestions that I could give her a choice for a jacket or a shawl or capelet. I am considering fleece lined in a soft cotton.
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