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Itch to Stitch La Paz Jacket

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the La Paz Jacket sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. Designed to be sewn in a structured knit fabric, the La Paz Jacket is comfortable yet chic. It features an on-trend two-button front closure, front and back princess seams, two-piece sleeves, and double-welt pockets with flaps. The unlined bodice can be finished with optional Hong Kong seams. There is a back stay for durability, and a back vent for wearing comfort. The pattern includes options for A, B, C, D and DD cups for a great fit.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

- PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

- PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics:

Primary fabric: Use light to medium weight, very structured knit fabric, such as ponte, interlock and other double knit fabrics (ideally with spandex content).

Lining (for pocket bags and back stay): Use lightweight woven fabric, such as batiste, lawn and lining fabric.

Fabric requirements:

Primary fabric: 54" (135 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/2 yd (210 - 220 cm).

Lining: 44" (111 cm) wide fabric: 1/2 yd (40 cm).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

A note from the designer about bust cup options: To determine your cup size, subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.

Notions: Lightweight knit or tricot interfacing; very lightweight woven fusible interfacing; 22" (56 cm) of 3/8" or 1/2" (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain); four 5/8" (1.6 cm) buttons // Optional: 30" x 30" (76 x 76 cm) square of fabric to make bias tape for Hong Kong seam finish.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (87 pages, but you only need to print the pages for your cup size); A0 copy shop pattern (6 sheets, but you only need to print the sheets for your cup size) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

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Love, Lucie
Comfy number - La Paz Jacket

This is my second version of theItch to Stitch La Paz jacket

I wanted a navy blazer in stretch for work. One that I could wear comfortably in the car and possibly all day in the office in cooler weather. I had been eyeing up one in the Boden catalogue for many many years.

I love Itch to Stitch Patterns. I find the fit excellent and the instructions clear and precise. Not all the patterns are to my style but there are some real gems.

The Itch to Stitch web site classes this an advanced sew.

This is the second time I’ve made this up, the first was a couple of years ago and unfortunately I choose completely the wrong size, not understanding the difference between my bra cup size and my dress making cup size.

The pattern actually tells you to choose your usual cup size, which is a D. But this resulted in a jacket which was too small but with more than ample bust room! It took me such a long time, 2 years ago. More research this time lead me to the Itch to Stitch site which helped me choose the B cup, as my upper bust is 1.5 inches smaller than my full bust measurement.

Anyway, then covid struck and I had no need for a navy work blazer!

This version was much faster, with my recent jacket sewing experience, but still an inordinate amount of time seems to go into the pockets! Then it’s pretty much plain sailing.

My measurements are 35inch full bust, 30 inch waist, 37 hip. I went with the B cup size 4 for a 35 1/8 bust, 29 1/2 waist, 37 1/4 hip.

I’ve come to realise during my recent jacket makes, I have short arms. I shortened these by 3 cm. To update the style of the jacket I lengthened it by 3 cm, but at the hip, not at the waist lengthening/shortening mark shown on the pattern piece.

There's more details about the changes I made on my blog post