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Reversible Jacket for Fall or Spring Burda Style Magazine 05/2010 #126

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This is one of the most comfortable little jackets I have ever made. It  is made by lining a cotton outer fabric with a cotton lining. Essentially, it is made by cutting two identical jackets and slipping one inside the other and then adding a bias trim to all the raw edges.

It is a little more complicated than that, but only in that there is a back and front yolk and a welt pocket, but only on the outer jacket. I will probably only wear the darker side out, anyway.

(I wish I had interfaced not only the pocket opening,  but also the bias strips that make the welt.)
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I love the finished look of the bias binding attached with a colored zig-zag thread!

One of the two changes I made was to add buttons and button holes. It just seemed like the jacket needed them this time. Because I am tall, I added width across the upper back and lengthened the body and sleeves by 1".
I will definitely be making this again in a fun summer color like lime green.  It's always cold indoors in Texa…

A New Plaid Skirt for Fall

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About three months ago I drafted a circle skirt from instructions I found on the internet. It was to make a Dirndl inspired skirt to take with me on our trip to Germany. Alas, I did not have enough fabric, so I put the pattern aside. I recently pulled it out and decided it would be great for a fall midi length skirt. After all, this length seems to be the rage right now. I can see wearing it with Mary Janes or boots. 

Here is the website I found the instructions for for the circle skirt. It is so simple as it figures out the measurements for you!
http://byhandlondon.com/pages/circle-skirt-app

I did add 4" to the hem because the original thought was to go to the knee, but as I want this to be midi length...
I then decided I might like pockets in the side seam. So, I went to a pattern I recently made and borrowed the pocket piece. As you can see, I slightly altered the piece for comfort when I slide my hand into the pocket.


I made sure to match the plaid for the pocket piece (even …

A New Plaid Skirt for Fall

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About three months ago I drafted a circle skirt from instructions I found on the internet. It was to make a Dirndl inspired skirt to take with me on our trip to Germany. Alas, I did not have enough fabric, so I put the pattern aside. I recently pulled it out and decided it would be great for a fall midi length skirt. After all, this length seems to be the rage right now. I can see wearing it with Mary Janes or boots. 

Here is the website I found the instructions for for the circle skirt. It is so simple as it figures out the measurements for you!
http://byhandlondon.com/pages/circle-skirt-app

I did add 4" to the hem because the original thought was to go to the knee, but as I want this to be midi length...
I then decided I might like pockets in the side seam. So, I went to a pattern I recently made and borrowed the pocket piece. As you can see, I slightly altered the piece for comfort when I slide my hand into the pocket.


I made sure to match the plaid for the pocket piece (even …