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Monday, March 24, 2008

Vintage inspired Jacket

Next Wardrobe Refashion project is this 'vintage' inspired jacket. No idea where I acquired this dress pattern from, but I unearthed it from the unused. I had long admired the sleeves on this dress and suddenly decided to have a go at a jacket inspired by the top half of one of the dresses in the pattern.
As most of the pattern pieces had seen better days, I needed to re-trace the tissue. In doing so I decided to add some swing to the back of the jacket (I think that was successful!). The fabric is a beautiful wool upholstery fabric... so if anyone want to sit on my jacket - it has excellent rub rates! The fabric has made the jacket quite weighty, but I quite like that... it's warm! 

I used the same cotton print fabric used to make this skirt, so it is demure to wear buttoned up, and a surprise flash of colour to wear  partly open. I added a cuff to the sleeves to add length and, I think, quite a nice detail, and oversized vintage green buttons finish it off.
Very cute!


Michelle said...

I love it! The fabric is perfect and the lining is made into a real feature. Well done!

Anna said...

So cute! I love the shap and the lining, especially when worn open. Great job!

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