Drafting a Women’s Jacket

Drafting a Women’s Jacket

Drafting a Women’s Jacket

Using your oaktag torso sloper, we will teach how to draft a women’s princess seam jacket. You will learn where to add the necessary jacket ease, how to shape the pattern, how to extract the princess panels and then how to draft a notch collar, lapel and facing.

To draft your suit sleeve, either view our lesson on how to Draft a Suit Sleeve from Measurements or our lessons Convert a Fitted Sleeve to a Suit Sleeve and how to Convert a Suit Sleeve to a Two-Piece Suit Sleeve. Our Jacket Construction Techniques lesson will guide you through the finer points of sewing a tailored jacket.

The torso sloper used for this lesson can be found and drafted in our lesson Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Adding Jacket Ease 1-6
3 Drafting the Princess Panels 1-9
4 Tracing & Extracting the Front Panel 1-4
5 Front Extension, Breakpoint & Roll Line 1-6
6 Under Collar, Front Facing & Sleeve 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will need your front and back torso sloper.
2 For the jacket draft, you will need a piece of unlined white pattern paper measuring 29” (73.7cm) wide by 36” (91.4cm) long.
3 I have traced off my front and back slopers, leaving about a 4” (10.2cm) space between the piece, and enough distance from the top for my collar which is about 9” (22.9cm).


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