This design was inspired by a 1955 Jacques Fath design. Pattern includes instructions for the suit and hat. Collar and cuffs are detachable to create a different look.
This jacket doesn’t go together like most jackets. It doesn’t have normal shoulder seams.
Many of the photos have been lightened so the detail can be seen better. Click on the picture for a larger photo.
Center front and center front facing
Center front is sewn to the side front. Note how the seam allowance is pressed down at the top of the center front. Make sure the left and right fronts match each other!
Side front linings is sewn to the center front facings. Note how the stitching stops an inch or so from the bottom of the jacket.
The side seams are basted temporarily together and the shoulders are pinned to fit the doll. Make sure both shoulders match each other!
Close-up of shoulder
Basting is removed on side seams and shoulder seams are stitched.
Inside view of jacket, note how the lining’s side seams stop about 2” from the underarm seam. This allows you to tuck the underarm seam of the jacket into the lining.
Sleeve lining is eased around the armhole.
Sleeve lining is hand stitched to the armhole. Man do I need a manicure!
Make sure the loops match each other!
I love the way this jacket looks without the fur collar. The broaches hide the loops.
This is the only picture I took of the skirt being made, the purple line is the 1/4” cutting mark. I am now making the lining 3/8” to 1/2” shorter.
Fur pieces are marked (this is two hats and a collar, you only need one hat)
Cut only the fabric backing with sharp scissors. Do not cut the fur.
Hemlines marked on the cuff.
Flower stem is poked through the hat and tacked down.
Stem is then glued.