theturtlemaggie (theturtlemaggie) wrote in t_shirt_surgery,
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okay okay...i wasn't even going to try to explain how to make a moto jacket cause
A...i'm lazy. and,
B...i'm bad at explaining things.
BUT. i saw the last post, and no offence to the person who made it, but i don't really think it's the right pattern you guys were looking for :P even though it was CUTE AS HELL. it's just not a proper motorcycle jacket :).

onwards...


bear with me here...



1. that's just the back piece. cut it to size, as you would cut something to fit you.

2 & 3. the front pieces. you are going to extend them a couple of inches bigger in the middle, so that when you line the side seams up to the back piece, they overlap to about 3/4 of the way over (as shown in 3!!) see those purple dotted lines?? you need to line up to there. or the entire front pieces, but i just lined mine to there.... you can sew/serge them on the outside, or sew them right sides FACING eachother and topstitch the outside for a cleaner look :).

4. that's what it ends up looking like. when folded down, the front becomes the lapels. yay :) oh yeah...sew the shoulder seams together now!

5. (it DOES say 5, even though it looks like a 3.) cut two pieces for the collar and serge/sew/topstitch around, or use the same method you used to line the lapels, whatever...sew it from halfway down one lapel, around the back, and to the other. did that make sense? i told you i suck at explaining things...

6. how it should look. the purple line is just where the zipper should be placed. you can also use a shorter zipper if you don't need the option of zipping it allllll the way up :)

***uh, yeah. basically, i assume that if you are going to attempt a motorcycle jacket, then you allready know how to make sleeves, cuffs, a waistband, etc...so i am not going to explain those parts. :)***

P.S.!!!
i'm not sure if everyone does this allready, but i think it's worthy of saying...sew yer damn sleeves on BEFORE you sew up the side seams. it makes things a lot easier! for the longest time i would do the side seams first, and it was hectic. ack.

enjoyyy.

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