Cropped jacket with statement sleeves


Let's draft together the pattern for this trendy jacket.

It has a slightly oversized fir, cropped at the waist line and features an interesting statement sleeve. There's a pleat that creates a somehow squared shoulder.

To draft the pattern, start from a loose basic block with waist darts only and matching sleeve.

You can use any stiff fabric to sew your version, from denim to canvas to gabardine, or silk faille and taffeta for a more formal version.

Step 1

Trace a copy of front and back up to the waist line.

Draw a 2cm button stand moving outwards from center front, then shorten the hem 2-3cm above waistline.

Mark the button/buttonholes position and draw the waistband 3-4cm wide.

Step 2

Focus on shoulder section. On both front and back:

  • widen the neckline by 1cm at shoulder
  • raise shoulder tip by 2cm and extend shoulder line outwards by 2-3cm
  • draw a slanted line from shoulder line to armhole, where the sleeve pleat will sit.

On front only, draw the patch pocket with flap.

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