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yanaka jacket sewing pattern

yanaka jacket sewing pattern
Price: $16.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC039YK
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A cross between a blazer and a cardigan, this chic, unlined jacket is semifitted, slightly cropped, and includes several unique features: a cutaway silhouette, cut-on sleeves, a sleeve gusset for better movement and fit, and a gentle stand-up collar. With no set-in sleeve and no closures, this style is fun and easy to sew as well as versatile to wear. The cut-out V-notch at the back hem adds a little extra style, and the pattern is great for color blocking. This style includes cup sizes with added bust darts for C and D cups to help you get a perfect fit.

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yanaka jacket sewing pattern
  • Description

    A cross between a blazer and a cardigan, this chic, unlined jacket is semifitted, slightly cropped, and includes several unique features: a cutaway silhouette, cut-on sleeves, a sleeve gusset for better movement and fit, and a gentle stand-up collar. With no set-in sleeve and no closures, this style is fun and easy to sew as well as versatile to wear. The cut-out V-notch at the back hem adds a little extra style, and the pattern is great for color blocking. This style includes cup sizes with added bust darts for C and D cups to help you get a perfect fit.

    Suggested Fabrics

    This pattern works best with medium- to heavyweight woven fabrics like denim, canvas, wool coating, jacquard, brocade, and bonded fabrics.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, medium- to heavyweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), approximately 15 yards of bias binding or seam binding to finish the seam allowances (optional), 1–1 1/2 yards of 1/4" chain to weight the hem (optional).

    Yanaka Jacket Flat Illustration

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    58" Fabric 2 yards
    2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Front Length* 20 1/4" 20 1/2" 20 3/4" 21" 21 1/4" 21 1/2"
    Back Length** 16 3/4" 17" 17 1/4" 17 1/2" 17 3/4" 18"
    Bust, A/B Cup 35" 36" 37" 38" 39" 40"
    Bust, C Cup 36" 37" 38" 39" 40" 41"
    Bust, D Cup 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42"
    Waist 34 3/4" 35 3/4" 36 3/4" 37 3/4" 38 3/4" 39 3/4"
    Sleeve Length** 29 3/4" 30 1/4" 30 3/4" 31 1/4" 31 3/4" 32"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Front Length* 21 3/4" 22" 22 1/4" 22 1/2" 22 3/4"
    Back Length** 18 1/4" 18 1/2" 18 3/4" 19" 19 1/4"
    Bust, A/B Cup 41 1/2" 43" 45" 47" 49"
    Bust, C Cup 42 1/2" 44" 46" 48" 50"
    Bust, D Cup 43 1/2" 45" 47" 49" 51"
    Waist 41 1/4" 42 3/4" 44 3/4" 46 3/4" 48 3/4"
    Sleeve Length** 32 3/4" 33 1/4" 34" 34 1/2" 35 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck.
    ** Measured from center back at neck.

     

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Waist
    (in.)
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 48 1/2"

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 89
    2 85 66 92
    4 88 69 94
    6 90 71 97
    8 93 74 99
    10 95 76 102
    12 99 80 106
    14 103 84 109
    16 107 88 113
    18 112 93 118
    20 117 98 123

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 9 reviews

    Yanaka Jacket
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/19/2021
    Sweet, simple, and even at my age, sexy! I'll definitely make this jacket again. I used brocade, which didn't give me a lot of wiggle room, but the eye-catching fabric took the jacket to "the next level." My only suggestion is that, If you have heavy arms, or muscles, make a muslin of the sleeves before you cut the fashion fabric. Like every other part of this jacket, the sleeves are (pleasantly) close-fitting.
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    The best thing I've ever made
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/28/2021
    I love this jacket! It fits perfectly and looks very classy. Plus - I sewed this on a day that I'd gotten 2 hours sleep the night before. Despite being nearly blind from lack of sleep, the pattern was easy to understand and everything came together just right. It's great that the sizes are on separate layers - it takes so much frustration out of cutting the fabric. This is a fool proof and beautiful pattern. Thank you Liesl & Co!
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Digital Yanaka Jacket Sewing Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/15/2021
    Easy to navigate pattern - this one is a keeper. I enjoyed making this Jacket and even used some of the techniques I learned on other projects.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Great jacket and easy pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/08/2021
    I made a Yanaka jacket with a stretch crepe. The fabric was too thin and stretchy by itself so I underlined it with satin. I made a muslin first, which made it clear that I should NOT use the pattern with darts (if you are not sure about this - the muslin is well worth the time). I also took the time to finish the visible edges with bias binding (and I'm very glad I did - it looks really classy). I did NOT finish inside the sleeves this way because it would have been too bulky. The result is a beautiful jacket that I plan to wear to the office. Liesel & Co. patterns are so clear and easy to follow, any adventurous beginner like me can end up with beautiful results.
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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    Tanaka Jacket
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/08/2021
    I made the Yanaka jacket in a navy blue stretch denim with silver motif. My bridge gals loved it and I love it. Very sharp looking pattern. Many possibilities for future jackets with different fabrics. One of the best patterns that I have come across and I have been sewing garments for many years. Thank you, keep on designing wonderful patterns like this one.
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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    Great casual jacket
    Reviewed by on 03/06/2021
    I bought the pattern to make in brocade, but decided to test it in a heavy cotton print first. It has come out wonderfully and I'm just finishing it today. I'm 5' 2" and weigh 120 pounds and used size 10 C-cup. The jacket fits perfectly! I agree with another reviewer that 5/8" seams would work better as I use a serger for the finishing. Also, when I make the jacket in brocade, I plan to line it. When I finish this one, I'll send you a picture.
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    Yanaka Jacket
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/01/2021
    Outcome- very cute jacket reminiscent of tuxedo jacket. Well proportioned for petite figure. I am 5'3" and weigh 100#. I made a size 6 based on the measurements provided. It seems a little snug under the arms .I made the option without the dart. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. If I make it again, I will line it. It took me 2 days to sew bias tape on the many seams. I also prefer a 5/8" seam allowance as I normally finish seams with flat fell method or French seams.
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    smart & easy jacket
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 02/25/2021
    made the small yanaka jachet for my granddaughter with a wool fabric and curved bottom fronts bottom fronts which she loved. Very easy to follow. Looking forward to making one myself.
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    Nice short Jacket
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/19/2021
    This was a fun and sharp jacket to make. Always look better in a shorter jacket so this just fit.
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