#sewrtwstyle Hvar Jacket

Did you catch my Hvar jacket hack as part of the Itch to Stitch Make It Wear It series this week? Participating was such a wonderful opportunity! It always feels good to get picked when applying for collaboration opportunities. In exchange for my participation, I received the pattern as well as monetary compensation for the blog contribution from Kennis and Blackbird Fabrics supplied the material. I can’t thank them both enough!

My motivations and inspiration are discussed in my sponsored post on the Itch to Stitch blog and I’m supplementing that post with more details on the drafting and construction modifications I made here.

Hvar line drawing

Hvar line drawing

ready to wear inspiration jacket

ready to wear inspiration jacket

My alterations to the original pattern:

photo edited by yours truly #iwontquitmydayjob

photo edited by yours truly #iwontquitmydayjob

Drafting Changes

  • Shortened collar 2.5” at back while widening 6.5”, straightened front angle

  • Skipped back panel fish eye darts

  • Added a center back seam with top-stitch detailing to outer back piece

  • Self lined front and back pieces with exterior cropped 2.5”

  • Added zippered welt pockets

  • Shortened sleeves 2”

  • Added asymmetric front zip

line drawing mod credit-  Gwyn

line drawing mod credit- Gwyn

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Construction changes

  • Hem before adding collar

  • Alternative collar attachment (illustration below and explanation below)

  • Right side of the separating zipper is attached between notches on the front piece; left half attaches to widened collar edge

this stunning highlighting was done by moi

this stunning highlighting was done by moi

Instead of finishing the outer edges of the collar piece (stitching line highlighted in red) before attaching it to the jacket, I attached the collar to the jacket first (green line), sandwiching all right sides together. Then I closed the outer edges of the collar leaving a few inches open in the back and turned the jacket out through the opening.

And I forking love this jacket.

worn with black twill  Ginger jeans  and a very wrinkled Lucerne top ( Hey June Handmade , in testing)

worn with black twill Ginger jeans and a very wrinkled Lucerne top (Hey June Handmade, in testing)

Blackbird’s tencel twill II is simply delicious. At the time of publishing, I believe the light olive color I received was sold out, but hello! THEY HAVE A GORGEOUS DUSTY ROSE COLOR NOW.

brb. Buying some STAT.

Oh and if you’re tempted by their scrumptious stock too, code HVAR15 will score you 15% off! (Code applies to all fabrics in the shop and excludes patterns, notions, workshops and gift cards. Valid 4/30-5/10.)

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I love it layered over a simple little black dress too.

yeah, it’s weird. I have knees.  shoes-  Livvy  by L’Artiste (about 3 people ask every single time I share an outfit wearing them)

yeah, it’s weird. I have knees.

shoes- Livvy by L’Artiste (about 3 people ask every single time I share an outfit wearing them)

Zippered, the collar drapes differently but it’s equally as interesting and beautiful.

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Here’s a closer look at one little detail: I used the selvedge for long zipper pulls.

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Whether you decide to sew it as designed or hack it, Hvar is probably the most stylish jacket pattern out there. And with only 4 pattern pieces, she’s surprisingly very straightforward to make.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again to: