|1933 Katharine Hepburn Jacket, EvaDress pattern C30-5156|
The top of the sleeve is open; you see the black silk sleeve lining and you would see a little of the wearer's upper arm as well. The sleeve fits snugly from elbow to wrist which contrasts beautifully with the full shoulder. Since I used a coating fabric, the sleeve opening has a stiffness or firmness to it. If I used a lighter weight wool or linen, the result would be a sleeve opening that drapes down attractively.
|1933 Katharine Hepburn Jacket sleeve detail|
|Underarm diamond shaped gusset|
|Scarf and jacket front unfastened|
|EvaDress.com pattern C30-5156 jacket body|
|EvaDress.com pattern C30-5156 pattern pieces|
Vintage patterns are sized small. I used a size 16 patten which corresponds to a 34" bust and 28" waist. I added two inches to the jacket width since the jacket is outerwear, but it is still snug. Don't hesitate to go up a size or two, especially if you don't know how to alter the pattern. The sleeve fit is similarly slim; there is room for a thin blouse but not a bulky sweater. If you go up a few sizes, you can decrease the shoulder width by stitching a wider sleeve dart.
This jacket will be great over a pencil skirt, wool trousers, or torn up jeans. Next I need to find a copy of the original movie Katharine Hepburn wore this jacket in!