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Master Pattern 400 Drop Shoulder Styles
+ Bust Alterations
All patterns use 5/8" seam allowances unless otherwise noted.
Master Pattern 400 is sold out. Use your favorite basic drop-shoulder pattern instead.
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401 Ensembles
401 Ensembles
Pin-tucked dress perfect for work or play depending on your fabric choice.

Short-sleeve tie jacket is in warm weather fabric, thin and cool. Tie closure at neckline.

Scarfed over-jacket is simply a long vest. Change your patterns any way you want when you sew.

Top and skirt is a 2-piece long dress in easy knit fabric.

No linings or interfacings are necessary.
Tubed and Quilted Coats
406 Quilting Coats and Jackets
Cotton or a silky material works well for the outer layer. Use preshrunk cotton flannel, clothing fleece, thin quilt batting for central core or batting layer. Use poly or rayon lining for jackets.

Quilt fabrics without piecing to add interest to the fabric. Monofilament thread to a jacket adds texture, but metallic thread adds evening flash.

Lower left was inspired by a television weather map.

Lower right is a travel vest with hidden pockets.

Mock trapunto also explained.

Bags and Coats - PinWeaving

Pattern and instructions for all 4 bags are in this style envelope.
407 Pin Weaving + 4 Bags
Make sure fabric and pinwoven components are care compatible.

Faux suede or leather works well because in most cases dry cleaning is best for jackets, vests, or purses.

Back garment pieces with fusible interfacing such as Textured Weft. For the pin woven backing on bags, use a fusible fleece sold in packages or by the square yard.

Instructions to make a simple pin weaving art piece inside. Adorn simple garments with these pieces.
Pin Weaving a Peacock Purse link  to other Fiberdance Projects
Chic Jackets
408 Hide and Chic
Faux suedes and leathers are used to create these fun pieced and unpieced pieces.

The upper left jacket does use a baramundi fish skin (from Australia) to adorn the collar.

Raglan sleeves, inseam pockets, patch pockets, zippers, and faux fur are all features that make each one of these garments completely unique.
Tree Inspiration Jackets
409 Tree Inspirations
Trees inspire the adornments on these jackets, long and short, and vest.

Discover a funnel neckline, applique leaves, trapunto stitching, embroidery (simple hand and machine), couching, double pockets, yoke collars.
Reversible Jackets
410 Reversibles
Reversible Jackets, Reversible Coats, Reversible Wrap Skirt

Convert drop-shoulder to Kimono sleeves.

Shawl collar, lapover button, sheer fabric quilting, double-breast button, twice-turned hem pockets.
jackets 411
411 A Cut Above
Transitional weather requires transitional jackets.
Belted suit jacket with darts in the hip, welt pockets, asymmetrical front.

Off-side zipper, zip pockets, belted, in leather (consider faux suede, too).

Hooded, belted, sleeve banded, lined.

Unlined loose over-blouse or jacket with stand-up shawl collar and button strips on the sleeves.
Summer Breeze Jackets
412 Summer Breeze
Create two dresses, two tops, a patternless skirt and a jacket in summer fabrics.

A coat-dress has an optional neckline dickey.

Double breasted top with an elastic waist skirt.

Big beach cover-up or a top for shorts or pants with elastic diamond styled thread at waist.

Bias cut possibilities and unusual pockets with fringed bias binding.
Piece of Cake
413 Piece of Cake
All 5 garments involve multiple pieces of fabric. Build these on base fabrics and use your stash for the piecing.

Strip-pieced jacket has a stand-up collar with tube buttonloop fastening.

Another is a crazy quilt vest covered with hand ribbon embroidery and machine decorative stitches.

A Bargello style jacket has pieced band and shoulder with zipper fastening.

How about a button-front bomber. Maybe a garden gate vest is to your liking.
Yoked Jacket
416 Yoked - Single Style

Combine magenta Indian silk with fine handwoven fabric for this unique style. Make blouse and jacket.
Structure diagram
Ready To Wear Jackets
419 Seen In Ready To Wear
These two jackets are cropped somewhat shorter in both bodice and sleeves. View B tells how to add shape for a more prominent bust. Both have widened necklines, and both are lined.