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A 'Shacket' and a Tunic -- Butterick 6491 and Butterick 6492

Two new patterns from Butterick

for late Summer transitioning into Fall.

Butterick 6491 - Shirt or Jacket

My pattern-maker Stacey calls this a 'shacket' because it combines the best of a shirt and a jacket (plus it sounds better than a 'jackirt'). Some of what you call it depends on what fabric you are using. With lighter fabrics it's clearly a shirt. Use a heavier weight and you've got a jacket.

The 'trees' fabric (sold out) is one of the wonderful Japanese cottons available on Marcy's website. Each design is limited and often sells out quickly but know we get new designs in as often as we can.

Butterick 6491 - Shirt or Jacket

This is a straightforward, easy-to-sew shirt with pleats at the hem and in the collar, adding a kicky vibe. Shorten on the indicated lines on the pattern if you want a shorter version.

The 3-part sleeves are narrow in this design so be sure to paper fit the pattern. If you need more arm room add to the side seam on the upper sleeve and armscye or add a gusset under the arm. I always like to do a FBA as well.

Butterick 6492 Tunic Top

This tunic top is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe just like it has in mine.

Butterick 6492 Tunic Top

I love the in-seam raw edged pockets and the curved front lines are very flattering. Perfect sewn in a Ponte French Digital print, linen knit or solid color knit. Happy Sewing!

PS I can no longer get in to 'reply' on the comments. Bummer Google, this needs a fix. So Jan, to answer your question:Boiled wool is probably too thick to use with this pattern. You could use washed wool jersey which would be thinner. Marcy's coat V8934 would be a better choice for using boiled wool but it appears to be out of print.
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