Sew Different Biker Jacket Cardigan

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This pattern was a buy at the Great British Sewing Bee live show . I wanted a lightweight jacket that I could throw on in the mornings/ evenings when on holiday which wasn’t too warm or heavy and could be carried around in a bag/ tote  whilst also being suitable for wearing with casual trousers or a skirt/ dress.

IMG_6514I had tried on a ( too large) sample on the stall at the show

 

I decided to trial the pattern using some leftover fabric- a sweatshirt fabric for the outer and leftover dress fabric for the contrast lining – and actually have worn this trial jacket.

The pattern is quite easy to sew up. One of the main changes I made was a sleeve join with piping to match the lining . This was to overcome the fact that I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the full sleeve length!

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I made a couple of other minor changes. I top stitched all the edges to secure the lining. I also added a number of large poppers to enable the jacket to be fastened in different ways

Fastened to the top

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fastened with contrast lapels

 

unfastened

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Thee jacket delivered against my requirements and was worn on short breaks in both Madrid and Florence. I may even get around to making one in the colours I actually wanted !

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