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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Looking for classic blazer unlined ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Looking for classic blazer unlined
pattern for semi-fitted blazer
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Date: 4/24/13 9:58 AM

I have several patterns for blazers. my favorite would be the Simplicity 2446, but it's lined. I'm not good enough to know how to make it without the lining. I even called Simplicity and the gal I spoke to didn't know how to advise me.

I would like to find a classic blazer pattern with bust sizing - that can be sewn lined or unlined. At least that way - I can see how I like it, and then if I do - then figure out how to line something.

right now I am horribly intimidated by lining anything even though most of you seem to think that it's easier to line than to finish the raw edges.

Again - and I say this on almost every post - My kingdom for someone in my area that likes to sew apparel an could help me fit a pattern.

I attempted to make up the Simplicity 2446 last year and loved the lines, but - as I found out AFTER the fact - I had one of the patterns that had been goofed up. The C cup was mistakenly printed as the A and vice-versa. I gave up on it. I did - re buy the pattern and do have it, but I hesitate because it does require that it be lined. http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/36154

I also have McCall's 6172. it's also lined.
mccalls pattern

If someone knows of a pattern similar to either of these - fairly easy and unlined - that would be great.

I did put a note on another post that listed my options - after finding a blazer at an Eddie Bauer that I really liked. The large was a tad snug across the bust - the XL was way too big everywhere. so I either have to gain weight to wear the XL - lose weight to wear the L or make one that fits.



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-susiesimplicity 2446
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Date: 4/24/13 2:51 PM

You can make any jacket/blazer unlined. It's really all about the seam finishing. Personally, I would rather sew a lining and bag it. For me, an unlined jacket would require a Hong Kong finish which is extremely tedious. And for the jacket not to stretch out of shape across the back from shoulder to shoulder, it would still need a partial lining.

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Date: 4/24/13 4:22 PM

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for the jacket not to stretch out of shape across the back from shoulder to shoulder, it would still need a partial lining.


The Eddie Bauer jacket I liked had some type of facing inside the back from shoulder to shoulder and the sleeves were lined. Mainly the body wasn't.

I'd love to line it. I just have no clue. I've watched videos and read about doing it, but I think it's one of those tasks that I need someone to actually stand over me and show me.

I don't know what a Hong Kong finish is? the EB jacket has seam binding encasing the interior seams.

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You can make any jacket/blazer unlined. It's really all about the seam finishing.

I actually asked Simplicity about how to make it unlined and she didn't know. She said it was designed to be lined and she could help with that, but NO lining? she had no answer. She was very nice about it, but she probably thought I was an idiot since most people like linings - understandably..........................
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Date: 4/24/13 4:48 PM

Regarding a fit helper, have you checked the ASG, American Sewing Guild.
They have 3 chapters in Illinois.
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Date: 4/24/13 6:02 PM

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They have 3 chapters in Illinois. ASG


I just looked (thank you ) and they show Chicago, peoria and another distant area. I did send an email. We'll see if I have any luck
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Date: 4/24/13 8:15 PM

I have a couple of butterick unlined blazer/jacket patterns.

I have had this one at home for sometime.

Found it on ebay. I'm not sure if it is opp or not
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUTTERICK-4138-Misses-Miss-Petite-14-16-18-Very-Easy-Jacket-Sewing-Pattern-/160848488472

This one I belive is opp. I remember Debbie Cook reviewed this one
http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/29738

http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/2008/06/butterick-jacket.html

http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/2008/06/jacket-review-photos.html

I'll make them up someday. I have allot of eyelet that needs to be a jacket. I need a size 18 to fit in shoulders and neck. and a big fba. thats why I can't wear a large or extra large anymore, I have to find a 1x in ready to wear.

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Date: 4/24/13 11:19 PM

I have the Butterick 4138 also. It's cute and I do plan on making it too, but it does not come with different cup sizes. It is OOP but available at BMV.

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Date: 4/25/13 7:51 AM

The nice thing about Simplicity 2446 is that you could make it without lining it. Just be sure your seams are nicely finished...Hong Kong or bias binding is nice. You would want a partial lining at the back to keep the shape and it's nice to line the sleeves so your arms slip in and out easily. You will want to tack the facings to ensure they lay flat, just in a few places though.

If you fit S2446 (or some other pattern with a lining) and don't line it, you still have a pattern with a lining already drafted. I'm a bit lazy and prefer not to have to draft a lining so my choice would be to choose a pattern that had a lining ~ that way I could choose to line or not.

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Date: 4/25/13 7:51 AM

The nice thing about Simplicity 2446 is that you could make it without lining it. Just be sure your seams are nicely finished...Hong Kong or bias binding is nice. You would want a partial lining at the back to keep the shape and it's nice to line the sleeves so your arms slip in and out easily. You will want to tack the facings to ensure they lay flat, just in a few places though.

If you fit S2446 (or some other pattern with a lining) and don't line it, you still have a pattern with a lining already drafted. I'm a bit lazy and prefer not to have to draft a lining so my choice would be to choose a pattern that had a lining ~ that way I could choose to line or not.

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Date: 4/25/13 8:22 AM

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http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/2008/06/butterick-jacket.html


That one looks easy enough, but it doesn't have a pattern number? I"m guessing it's OOP?

B4128 is also nice. love it when they say it's a 2 hour pattern. maybe for them - not always for me, but I try. I realize that is sewing time only.

4138 does seem to have the same lines as the Eddie Bauer one I like although the EB one was rather fitted.
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