NOTE! The adaptations on this website are NOT individually adaptations for ready made garments. They are general adaptations to a seated position and to create warmer garments. Please read the instructions under “IMPORTANT to read before adapting jackets/sweaters” first!
Entrance page for jackets/sweaters
The result of each adaptation depends on the jacket or sweater you are adapting and the quality of this. There are no standardised pattern pieces, as each pattern piece has to be derived from the jacket/sweater you are intending to adapt. Measurements are offered as a guide. You may be lucky enough to be successful on your first attempt, or it may take some trial an error to discover which adaptation fits you. You may also need to try different styles and sizes.
The adaptations of jackets and sweaters are partially different than the adaptations we have presented for pants. The reason for this is that we spent a copious amount of time trying to adapt mainly outdoor jackets without managing to find a good enough solution. Everything and anything we tested resulted in half baked solutions with extremely complicated instructions. We had to think outside the box.
Instead of trying to give instructions on how to adapt ready made outdoor jackets/sweaters we have chosen to view the problem as one of generating warmth. The adaptations that are making their way up on the webpage at the moment, therefore, deals with how to adapt ready made garments to create comfort and warmth for the wearer. We are also in the process of developing adapted knitting patterns as well as descriptions of combination of garments and accessories that b bought or made and together will solve the problem of outdoor upper body garments.
All our adaptations are done as simple as possible. Some adaptations fit some people and other adaptations do not. You will probably have to go through a process of trial and error to find the combination which is right for you.
Types of adaptations available for jackets/sweaters
DENIM JACKET WITH FLEECE LINING:
The point of this adaptation is to combine a common denim jacket with a simple fleece zip-up sweater to create a thicker, warmer jacket.
PATTERN FOR LINING SWEATERS/JUMPERS TO MAKE IT EASY TO TAKE ON OR KEEPING YOU WARM
Lining sweaters and jumpers with satin or other smooth fabric make them easier to get on. they also sit better on the body if they do not catch onto indoor shirts or sweaters that you gave under them. Lining in shiny fabric prevents the lined sweater riding up when you move.
To create a garment that will keep you warm you can also chose to buy fabric with windbreaker qualities and use as lining for your chosen sweater. such fabrics are generally quite expensive but can be a good investment if you easily get cold. Windbreaker fabrics can be found in stores and internet shops that sell fabrics for active outdoor and sports clothes.
Here we provide instructions for two different types of sweaters/jumpers. The pattern page provides instructions for pattern to both of these garment types.
SEWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINING SWEATERS WITH DIVIDED FRONT PIECE
SEWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINING SWEATERS WITH WHOLE FRONT PIECE