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Blouson Jacket with Fleece Lining

Added Feb 7, 2015

by rita61

Chemainus, Canada

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This comfortable jacket was made using BurdaStyle magazine March 2011 #128 Blouson jacket pattern, in a wool/rayon blend fabric. When I arrived home after purchasing the fabric a few months ago, I washed the fabric as usual, as I was told by the salesperson it was washable, but it wasn’t, and it felted between the embroidery either from the wool or the rayon thread. So I could not do with the fabric what I had purchased it for. However, I liked the affect, and finally decided to make this jacket out of the fabric. I am happy I did, as the jacket was great for travelling in, as it does not show any wrinkles!!!

I lengthened the pattern, added a fleece lining, a zippered pocket in the lining, and a chain hanging loop. I did not want to make the pockets in the pattern, as they required top-stitching on the front, and it would affect the way the felting handled. So I made bag pockets using the fleece fabric, so that my hands would be comfortable and warm when using the pockets. I had some ‘antique’ snap buttons from the Thrift Shop, and decided they would be a nice addition so that the pockets would not gape open, and I could cover them with matching fabric.

I used the solid at the selvedges to place on either side of the zipper. Because of the solid, the fabric was not wide enough with the lengthened sleeves. So I added a strip to the end of each sleeve, attaching it as if it were a ‘design’ element.

I used the width of the ribbing as suggested in the pattern, and at first I thought it was to narrow, but I think I like the width now that I have worn the jacket.

I crocheted a pair of Owl wristers for my daughter, and another pair for myself while on vacation. If you look closely, you can see the cable design looks like Owls. The pattern is free:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-mitts-2
And there is an excellent video how to make the mitts:
http://kimguzman.com/blog/new-videos-owl-cable-mitts

I finally got my snow while visiting the boys and their families. It was always below -10c while we were there, getting as cold as -23c. I have never experienced lower than ~-5c. I was glad to return home where it is +11c.

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Material
Cotton, Rayon, Wool

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    Feb 10, 2015, 08.56 PMby Zsuzso

    Very nice jacket, you did an excellent job !

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.58 PMby rita61

      Thanks, it is very comfortable.

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    Feb 9, 2015, 07.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I’m always impresed with your skills in this jacket-blouson job, Rita! Your ability to choose the right pattern and the quality of the work are astonishing! In my opinion, to make such things is pretty troublesome and requires a lot of patience but when looking and reading about your projects, I think you just play with all those fabrics, linings, zippers… It is a very comfort and beautiful thing and I like it very much. The mitts are good accessoire for your jacket and looking at the pictures everybody wants to play in the snow right now ( but not everyone has such a blouson:-))

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      Feb 13, 2015, 10.10 PMby rita61

      Thank you for your lovely comments. I think I spent more time deciding which design to use on this fabric, than making it. I actually do not like installing zippers; I have to baste them, otherwise I end up unpicking.

      I worked with the fabric and lining as one, (I guess in technical terms, it is more of an underlining) It made it much easier to attach the ribbing neatly. I do have fun with my sewing, I find it relaxing. It was nice to play in some snow; where I live it has been a warm winter, my daffodils are blooming now, two months early.

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      Feb 16, 2015, 06.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Whatever your technology is, the ready work looks pretty professional. And you match the patterns very well.

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    Feb 8, 2015, 02.39 AMby velvetribbon

    You did a lovely job on your jacket Rita! Love the fabric, the jacket details and the backdrops :)

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.57 PMby rita61

      Thanks !! The jacket is not difficult, just needs patience. My dentist was ‘eyeing’ my jacket up, she was commenting on the fabric.

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    Feb 7, 2015, 11.02 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Love your jacket perfect for the weather :)

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.55 PMby rita61

      Thank You !

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    Feb 7, 2015, 09.09 PMby izbott

    I love everything about your jacket. I hear you fleece is wonderful for winter. I have never learn how to knit. I think that’s a wonderful skill. The owl wrists warmers are just adorable. The snaps on the pocket are cleaver and this is one my styles of pockets. This is a wonderful garment for the winter! Great pictures!

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.54 PMby rita61

      Thank you. It is great for our climate. The wristers were fun to make, once I found the video. Those photos were taken in Edmonton.

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    Feb 7, 2015, 09.52 AMby chula123

    what a great looking jacket! I used this pattern once at the beginning of my “sewing career” and needless to say, it wasn’t a success, but I love what you have done!! And how fabulous are those owl wristers! I envy anybody that can crochet.

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.50 PMby rita61

      Thanks! The pattern is good, but it does take patience and pins when attaching the ribbing. Maybe try it again?? The wristers are fun.

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    Feb 7, 2015, 07.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous jacket! What a beautiful fabric – lucky you :-) You have done an excellent job and it looks very nice on you! I love your pair of Owl wristers too! Cheers and have a great weekend!

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.52 PMby rita61

      Thank you Ellen. The fabric has been a wonderful surprise. It is so comfy for travel and daily wear. The wristers are so soft to wear against the skin. Hope your weekend was great too.

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    Feb 7, 2015, 04.45 AMby nrobson

    I love this jacket on you! I want to make a blouson. I am aiming to learn how to crochet this year hopefully ;)

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.46 PMby rita61

      Thanks ! It is a good pattern, and because I didn’t want many seams with the embroidery, it worked well for the fabric. There are a lot of online instructions for crochet.

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    Feb 7, 2015, 02.04 AMby liliv-1

    It’s an amazing jacket rita and you look wonderful wearing it. I’m jealous that you can both sew and crochet so beautifully, I would love to be able to make such projects. Can you knit as well? Today I bought a pair of knitting needles and some yarn for the first time, wish me good luck. Ps I think that you look happier and prettier than ever!

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      Feb 13, 2015, 09.45 PMby rita61

      Thank you for your wonderful comments Lili. I am only an advanced beginner at crochet, but it is easy to take with us when travelling. I can do basic knitting, but it is harder to transport, but basically I think it is easier to learn than crochet. How did your knitting go? (I was happy playing in the snow)

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