Saturday, March 12, 2022

Rebecca Page - Curvy Kingston Pattern (My First Cover Sew!)

There aren't many plus size denim jacket patterns out there.  But Rebecca Page just launched this pattern, with me on the cover! (Link to pattern no longer available as the store has been closed and all files deleted)

Denim can be a bit intimidating.  It's thick, it has flat felled seams, it has topstitching.  It has the makings of a terrible weekend with your sewing machine.  With all that intimidation, it was nice to see that the pattern instructions helped reduce that feeling of being overwhelmed.  

I chose a midweight denim, since this was my first denim jacket.  I wanted to get used to the technique before using the good stuff, you know?  I was able to cut this jacket to size with no modifications which allowed me to focus more on getting the seams lined up and learning how to do flat felled seams.  It took a few tries, but it finally clicked and I was able to get through the jacket with ease.  I liked the added detail of a cuff, instead of a hemmed sleeve, and the tabs on the side.  No clue what they are for, but it's cute!  My tabs weren't perfect but I got it done and it works for me!  The hardest thing about this jacket was finding buttons.  There were plenty of silver threaded buttons online, but finding the same kind used for off the rack jeans was difficult.  I placed an order for the closest thing but they were still not what I want for long term wear.  These were just good enough for photos.  

No links are provided for this post, as Rebecca Page is no longer in business and all links and data have been deleted.  

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