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3/4 sleeve cashmere jacket

Added Jun 9, 2011

by gabcorb

Sydney, Australia






Vogue 1098 Anne Klein jacket, with collar made but omitted.

My sewing machine couldn’t handle the thickness of the fabric for buttonholing, so I used large snaps on the inside and buttons on the outside. I had to use buttons (would have preferred the clean lines of no buttons) because attempting buttonholes had made a bit of a mess on the jacket front that needed to be covered.

I love this jacket – it was a breeze to make up compared to the more fitted style of jacket, and it feels so luxurious on! I may even make it again as a summer jacket, but would probably lengthen the upper arms and bodice a little.


There are more pictures and details on my blog if of interest (

Material Notes

Wool/cashmere/poly outer, not quite matching lining, large lustrous buttons – all from Tessuti Fabrics in Sydney.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cashmere, Wool

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    Jul 3, 2011, 12.47 AMby gillthecat

    yes and if all else fails snaps !!!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 10.59 PMby gillthecat

    dont you hate hate hate stuffing up button holes then trying to unpick them,, then doing it again and stuffing it up again,, i do love your wee jacket though

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      Jul 2, 2011, 01.51 PMby gabcorb

      Thanks! I love this jacket to0 – shame it’s still too cold for it here. I completely and utterly stuffed these button holes up – utterly irretrievable so thank goodness for rather large buttons :-)

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