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The FLIP THIS PATTERN series is all about changing a pattern and making it your own. I chose The Study Hall Jacket by Go To Patterns. It’s such an easy and fun jacket to make. I had a great time switching the design around to come up with something new and different.
This is what the original jacket looks like:
This is a great casual jacket, so my first thought was, “How can I make this a little more ‘dressy’?” I wanted something that my son could wear with comfy jeans and a t-shirt as well as slacks and a shirt and tie.
Once I sketched my ideas out, the first change I made was to lengthen the jacket by 3″ and slim the silhouette by removing 1″ from each side.I wanted to keep the hood but make it stand up a bit, so I added a collar stand.
I also removed the center zipper and added a single button side closure.
For the back of the jacket I divided the pattern pieces into thirds and created a back panel and vent with a contrasting color insert. I also switched out the ribbing from the original. I removed it from the cuffs and hem and placed it back in a few inches above the hems to add visual interest and texture.
This jacket works perfectly for my 7-year old. It’s a great transitional coat between fall and winter here in Georgia. It also works well because while the look is a little more “dressy”, it’s not constricting. He can still get into everything without feeling confined. Yay!
There are 2 additional contestants for the month of September. It’s been great seeing how others add their own creative spin to a pattern. Please take a couple of minutes to vote for your favorite. Voting begins today and ends this Sunday, September 22nd. Click here.
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