I think we all went a little bit nuts when Shadow & Bone came to Netflix earlier this year, and if you’re like me, you also began planning at least one of the costumes immediately. Today, we’re releasing a free sewing pattern based on Sewstine’s kefta replica to help you get started!
First, attach the side front panels to the center front at the princess seams. Do the same with the side back and center back pieces.
Press the seams open, notching them at the curves to avoid bulk.
Repeat with your lining.
Attach your two back pieces at the center back seam. Press the seam open and repeat with your lining.
Sew both front pieces to the back at their respective side seams. Again, press the seams open and repeat with your lining.
Similar to the side seams, attach the fronts and back at the shoulder seams as well and press the seams open. Repeat with your lining.
Attach one layer of your collar along the neckline of the main jacket and attach the second collar piece along the neckline of your lining.
Create the darts in each of your skirt panels and press the seams open. You should have two pairs of mirrored panels.
Repeat with your lining.
Create the skirt of your jacket by attaching the four panels like you see below.
If desired, you can add pockets at the side seams between the front and back panels first. For tips on how to add in-seam pockets, check out this tutorial!
Press each of your seams open and repeat with your lining (skip the pockets for lining layer).
Attach the top portion of your jacket to the skirt at the waist using a regular seam. Press the seam open and repeat with your lining.
Create your placket by folding it in half, face to face, and sewing along the two short sides. Turn right side out and sew face to face along the front edge of one of your center front bodice pieces.
Create each of your sleeves by sewing up the inseam and pressing the seam open. Set each sleeve into its respective armscye and repeat with your lining.
Attach your lining to your jacket along the outer edges: center front, collar, and hem.
Clip your seam allowance at any corners or curves to reduce bulk and turn your jacket right-side-out. (There are a couple ways to do this. The first is to seam rip one side seam of your lining, turn righ-side-out, and slip-stitch the lining closed again. The second is to turn through the sleeve, but this may be tricky if using a thicker fabric.)
Once turn right-side-out, press your entire garment. Finish off the sleeves by slip-stitching the lining to the hems.
The final step is to add some buttons or snaps along your center front placket! For details on how Christine made hers, check out her video below: