Butterick B5187 A vintage 1980’s Pattern. Denim Jacket
Sewing Butterick B5187
I found a this vintage pattern Butterick b5187 in a charity shop. It is a pattern that is unattractively styled (in my opinion) there was only one view I liked: view d, but what the heck, it was 50p I bought it. That was in September 2013, by October of the same year I had sewn it in a peachy coloured baby needle-cord, I wore it a lot. I had always planned to make a Denim version. It took me almost 2 years to get around to it, so here is the ‘lowdown’
The 50p pattern dated 2008.
The view I sewed of Butterick B5187 and the fabric
Denim A medium weight with a slight stretch.
The first make from this pattern hanging behind in a lightweight baby cord. I decided not to line it because it is to be a summer jacket.So instead I faced it with some fabric. I had already made a dress in the same fabric. Quite by chance I had sewn an ‘outfit’
Imagine the scene : a summers afternoon, a long walk, a stopover at the pub, its breezy, a jacket is needed, you know….nothing too heavy just something to cover those sun flushed shoulders!
I faced the jacket with the same fabric as the dress!
Design features of Butterick B5187
My favourite features are the small slits on each sleeve, and of course the collar. It has two pleats at each side and four small ones at the back, so its quite boxy and very comfy. The top stitching was a beast, I sort of cheated and used a twin needle and then sewed slowly.
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