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Black and White Graphic Diamond Jacket

Added Dec 10, 2014

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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This jacket is based on the Burda draft-it-yourself Diamond Jacket 11/2014 #116 pattern. I fell in love with this bold print wool fabric, and thought this pattern would let me highlight it.

Once I sewed up the sleeves, I realized it wasn’t going to drape as easily as I had hoped. It looked more like a blanket than a jacket! So, I turned in the back collar to create a kimono effect, and I ended up really liking the way the back of the jacket draped when I did this.

The other issue I ran into was keeping the jacket from falling off my shoulders. Luckily, I found an art deco-style coat clasp online. I love how modern it reads, and I think it works perfectly with the fabric!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Material
Wool

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    Jan 24, 2015, 06.49 PMby Nikki Hozack

    WOW!! Agree with the others – transformed the cozy sweater into a “piece”

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      Jan 28, 2015, 03.44 AMby liaifen

      Thanks so much, Nikki!

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    Dec 13, 2014, 02.06 PMby PennyMac

    This is a work of art. Absolutely fabulous.

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      Dec 13, 2014, 04.41 PMby liaifen

      So nice of you to say, PennyMac. Thank you!

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    Dec 13, 2014, 03.52 AMby nrobson

    Its wonderful! Great print, sculptural look x

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      Dec 13, 2014, 04.40 PMby liaifen

      Thank you, nadia r!

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    Dec 12, 2014, 07.06 PMby milkyway

    OMG I did not pay attention to this pattern on the magazine, but after seeing your project OMG it is superb, I love it, i think your fabric option was magnificent, I ll make it!

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      Dec 13, 2014, 04.40 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much, milky way- can’t wait to see your version!

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    Dec 12, 2014, 01.39 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric

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      Dec 12, 2014, 03.05 PMby liaifen

      thank you, kisses!

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    Dec 12, 2014, 03.02 AMby smallone

    love how this worked out for you and how you overcame the unexpected shortcomings to create a really great classic piece.

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      Dec 12, 2014, 03.05 PMby liaifen

      Thank you, smallone! It was definitely a “make it work” challenge. I loved the fabric too much to give up :)

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    Dec 11, 2014, 02.46 PMby lyndybin

    Fabulous! Looks wonderful. Congratulations, you did a great job. How did you turn in the back collar to create the kimono effect? Did you just tuck it under and tack in place? Again, beautiful!

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      Dec 11, 2014, 05.40 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so very much, lyndybin! And to answer your question, yes- all I did was fold the collar edge in, and machine stitched it all the way down to the sleeve. The fabric was stiff enough that teh collar held its shape when I did this.

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    Dec 11, 2014, 07.29 AMby ghainskom

    would love to see it on you!

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      Dec 11, 2014, 05.30 PMby liaifen

      If you take a look at my other project posts, it’s pretty clear that I’m terrible at taking selfies, LOL. They all come out blurry, but thank you, ghainskom! I will give it a try!

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    Dec 11, 2014, 06.34 AMby Mary Athey

    It’s gorgeous x

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      Dec 11, 2014, 05.27 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much, Mary!

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