Bella Duster - Amy Butler

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I'm happy to share the beautiful "Bella Duster"! This is what happens when patchwork collides with fashion, and the result is a stylish silhouette you can create using pieced fabrics or a single print. Quilting fabrics compliment the jacket structure perfectly! Now you know what to do with all of your best loved scraps! Enjoy and Happy Sewing! - Love, Amy!

The Bella Duster is designed as a semi-fitted garment so it's best to wear light-medium weight clothing underneath. If you'll be wearing heavier layers, you'll want to make the next larger size. Using your measuring tape, measure around the fullest part of your bust, hips and waist. The bust measurement will dictate your size. Follow the Body Measurements Chart below to determine the size of your Duster. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the larger of the two. Adjustments can be made to the waist and hip area by adding or subtracting from the side, side front and side back seams and drawing a new line on the pattern pieces. (See my Techniques and Terminology page or the pattern Glossary for full instructions.)

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Body Measurements Chart:

WOMEN'S SIZES:

BUST:

WAIST:

HIPS:

WAIST LENGTH:

BICEP:

X Small (2-4)

32 1/2"

26"

36"

16"

11"

Small (6-8)

34 1/2"

28"

38"

16 1/8"

11 1/2"

Medium (10-12)

36"

30 1/2"

40 1/2"

16 1/4"

12"

Large (14-16)

39"

33 1/2"

43 1/2"

16 1/2"

12 1/2"

X Large (18)

42"

37 1/2"

47 1/2"

16 3/4"

13"

XX Large (20)

45"

39"

50"

17"

13 1/2"

XXX Large (22)

48"

41"

54"

17 1/4"

14"

 

Finished Measurements Chart:

Note:  Measurement for Jacket Length starts at the base of your neck and goes to the finished hem.

Finished Bella Duster Lengths

Sizes

Size XS

Size S

Size M

Size L

Size XL

Size XXL

SizeXXXL

Sleeve Length

23 1/2"

23 3/4"

24 1/8"

24 3/8"

24 5/8"

25"

25 1/4"

Jacket Length

42"

42 1/4"

42 1/2"

42 7/8"

43 1/4"

43 5/8"

44"

Hem Width

49"

51"

52 1/4"

55 3/4"

58 1/4"

62"

64"

 

Materials List:

Notes:  The yardage given is for a one-way design.  Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.  The Bella Duster is made using 44” wide quilting weight fabric, please see the Yardage Chart below.

 

Yardage Chart: 

PatchworkBella Duster

Sizes

Exterior Fabric

Contrasting Fabric

Lining

Fusible Woven Interfacing

 

XS-M

 1 yard of 8 coordinating fabric prints

1 1/2 yards

2 5/8 yards

2 3/4 yards

 

 

L-XXXL

1 3/4 yards

3 1/2 yards

3 1/8 yards

 

 

Bella Duster with Single Print Exterior

XS-M

3 1/2 yards

1 1/2 yards

2 5/8 yards

2 3/4 yards

 

 

L-XXXL

3 7/8 yards

1 3/4 yards

3 1/2 yards

3 1/8 yards

 

 

 

 

  • 20” wide fusible woven interfacing - see Yardage Chart above for the amount needed for your size (I use Shape Flex® SF-101 from Pellon®)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • 2 - size 3/4” buttons to cover with tool (save the package for the template and instructions)
  • 2 flat buttons with 4 holes: size 7/16"