Block Paper Scissors is a monthly column that teaches three pattern hacks. These hacks help you give your Seamwork patterns a custom spin—all you need is paper, a ruler, and a pencil!
This month we walk you through three different pattern hacks for the Jill coatigan. Learn how to create an asymmetrical front with an oversized lapel, sleeve cuffs, and a back yoke with a center back pleat.
Note: For best results, be sure to make any necessary fit adjustments before hacking your pattern.
- Clear ruler
- French curve
Create an asymmetrical front with an oversized lapel
Add sleeve cuffs
Step | 04
Follow the original pattern instructions to sew the rest of the coatigan.
Step | 05
To assemble the cuff, with right sides together, sew the angled sides. Press.
Step | 06
Use a single-fold hem to finish the widest edge of the cuff.
Step | 07
To attach the sleeve cuff, match the right side of the sleeve cuff with the wrong side of the sleeve, aligning seams. Pin. Stitch.
Step | 08
Flip the sleeve cuff to the right side of the sleeve, covering the seam allowance. Press.
Create a back yoke and center back pleat
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