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Blanca Flight Suit Pattern

Made by Closet Core Patterns

$22.00

2 in stock

The Blanca Flight Suit is a semi-fitted, highly customizable boiler suit pattern inspired by vintage workwear. With multiple sleeve and leg options, it can be made in a variety of fabrics and can easily be styled up or down. Blanca features a center front zipper, patch pockets that double as belt loops, an optional tie belt or buckled belt, a traditional shirt collar and a unique pleated back design. Customize your flight suit by adding a long sleeve, tapered sleeve with snap button, or short sleeve. The leg is cut straight, with the option to crop it or taper at the hem with a leg tab. In addition, choose between a classic breast patch pocket or zippered pocket for added detail. The printed pattern packet includes sizes 0-20.

We made our sample with corduroy fabric to give it good structure and weight.

Details

Sewing Level

Intermediate

Suggested Fabric

For a structured look, use sturdy woven fabrics like denim, twill, canvas and mid to heavyweight linen and cotton. For a softer effect, choose mid-weight fabrics with drape, such as tencel twill, cupro or silk noil. We love the Blanca Flight Suit in 14 Wale Corduroy, Japanese Cordlain, Hemp Canvas, or Hemp Check.

Yardage Requirements for 45-inch Fabric

View A (Long sleeves and legs)
Sizes 0-20:
0-8 = 4yd / 3.75m, 10-14 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 16-20 = 4.75yd / 4.3m
Sizes 14-30:
14-22 = 5.25yd / 4.8m, 24-30 = 6 yd / 5.5m

View B (Short sleeves and cropped legs)
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 10-14= 4yd / 3.75m, 16-20 = 4.5 yd / 4.1m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 4.75yd / 4.3m, 24-30-14 = 4.5 yd / 4.1m

Yardage Requirements for 58-inch Fabric

View A (Long sleeves and legs)
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 3yd / 2.75m, 10-14 = 3.25yd / 3m, 16-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3.75yd / 3.4m, 24-30 = 4.5 yd / 4.1m

View B (Short sleeves and cropped legs)
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.3m, 10-14 = 3yd / 2.75m, 16-20 = 3.25 yd / 3m
Sizes 14-30: 14-22 = 3.75yd / 3.4m, 24-30 = 4 yd / 3.7m

Additional Supplies

  • Medium weight fusible interfacing (0.5yd/0.5m for 45” wide interfacing)
  • Pocket lining (0.25 yd/0.25m)
  • Polyester thread in matching colour
  • Non-separating zipper (use metal teeth for sturdy fabrics and plastic for lighter weight fabrics). Please note a longer zipper may be used and trimmed to size- separating zippers can also be used if properly closed with a bar tack. 0-20 Size Range: Sizes 0-4=20”, Sizes 6-14=22”, Sizes 16-20=24”. 14-30 Size Range: Sizes 14-16=22", Sizes 18-26=24", Sizes 28-30=26"
  • Marking tool
  • Point turner for collar
  • Zipper foot
  • Optional: Topstitching thread in contrast colour
  • Optional: 2 x 5” non-separating zipper for zippered breast pocket
  • Optional: 2 x 1/2” snap buttons for optional tapered sleeve
  • Optional: 4 x 5/8” regular buttons for optional tapered pant hem tab
  • Optional: 1.5” buckle closure for optional buckle belt