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From: HeatherL
Date: 10-27-2005, 12:18 PM (1 of 4)
In a recent issue of THREADS, there was a brief article about adapting a pattern to either make a blazer from a coat pattern or vice versa. (The instructions can be reversed, it's just a matter of knowing where to allow extra room.) I no longer have access to this was borrowed from a friend.

Does anyone here have it, or know the instructions and are willing to share? I'm pregnant, and maternity coats are an expensive short-term item that I'm having trouble justifying. I have a decent pattern for a blazer and was hoping I could use it to make a lined coat.

Thanks in advance!

User: HeatherL
Member since: 03-13-2004
Total posts: 102
From: kathleenfasanel
Date: 10-28-2005, 02:58 PM (2 of 4)
I haven't seen the issue you're talking about but I've been an industrial suit and coat pattern maker for many years. The only difference between the two is one graded size. Can you grade patterns or is your pattern multi-sized? Just cut the coat one size larger than the suit/blazer size.
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User: kathleenfasanel
Member since: 08-26-2005
Total posts: 15
From: bridesmom
Date: 10-29-2005, 05:36 AM (3 of 4)
I think that it was in the Nov issue of Threads, cause it sounds familiar. Was that the issue with the Chanel jackets?? I can photocopy the article and send it off to you if you'd like.
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User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: HeatherL
Date: 11-01-2005, 01:10 PM (4 of 4)
Yes...that's the issue. And what a sweet offer. But now that I know where to find it, I can ask my friend to do the same (photocopy).

User: HeatherL
Member since: 03-13-2004
Total posts: 102
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