242 Rodeo Cowgirl Jacket


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Misses' Extra Small to 2X Large.

Early 20th century, adventurous young women blazed a trail from the straight-laced cities of the east to the Wild West, where they learned how to rope, ride, and buck in the popular traveling rodeo shows. Without any available manufactured costumes, cowgirls like Prairie Rose Henderson and Fanny Sperry Steele crafted their own outfits that attracted attention in the rodeo ring and reflected the personalities of the feisty women who roughed it right along with the men. 

This versatile unlined Jacket, adapted from vintage cowgirl costumes, features princess seams, shawl collar, and set-in sleeves. There are three different shoulder yoke variations and two different cuff yoke and pocket shape variations, as well as an optional belt. Make it in a variety of fabrics, then add an array of embellishments, from fringe and studs to embroidery and lace, to create an entire wardrobe of Western-style jackets. We have a blog post about adding fringe to garments, including how to make your own fringe (see LEARN MORE below also). 

This pattern is available as a Paper pattern and a PDF pattern.  Choose the version you want in the drop down menu. The PDF pattern is on sale this week!

Suggested fabrics: Denim, corduroy, cotton, lightweight suede or leather, velvet, medium to heavyweight silk.

Sizing and Yardage chart (.pdf)