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Burberry inspired jacket with gold buttons

Added Dec 10, 2013

by mpastinelli

Quebec, Canada






Here is my version of a Burberry jacket (I used this picture for inspiration). OK, I have to admit that it’s not a big deal for creativity, but it was a very funny challenge to combine patterns, find similar fabrics and stuffs to make this jacket. I didn’t put a zipper on the jacket like on the original version, because I didn’t like it. And I made real lapels in a different kind of wool instead of making fake ones.

I mixed some patterns :
This one for the upper part
This vogue pattern for the bottom
This one for the shoulder tabs
And this one (I totaly changed the shape) for the side pockets on the peplum.

The funniest part of this project was the buttons (and not the 10 bound buttonholes !). I was unable to find 16 (10 on the front, 6 on the sleeves) 4-holes gold buttons in the right size. So, guess what ? I tried to put some gold plating on very cheap wood buttons from my stash :-) Yes: I used gold sheets! That was my first experiment with gold sheets and I find it very easy to use. After wearing my jacket almost every day during a week, it seems that the gold sheet will not fade off or scratch easily or very fast. I’m pretty happy with it. The jacket is, of course, fully lined in silk charmeuse (can you really imagine a jacket with gold-platted buttons and polyester lining ?)

And, for those who are able to identify it, yes, I made my jeans with the Jalie jeans pattern (favorite jeans pattern of all time)!

Material Notes

Wool and silk




Garment Type

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    Apr 13, 2014, 04.45 PMby SassyT

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    Dec 20, 2013, 12.53 PMby anajan

    Really nicely done! Love it.

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    Dec 14, 2013, 03.38 AMby Manic Pop

    Love this! The contrast is great.

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    Dec 10, 2013, 05.10 PMby kisses

    Cool jacket…like the contrasting lapels and gold buttons. It makes the jacket very interesting. Good job

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    Dec 10, 2013, 02.02 PMby joannesmolka

    Amazing job!

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    Dec 10, 2013, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

    The jacket is superb. You did a fabulous job on this. I love all the details you put in including the contrasting lapels and the gold buttons. Beautiful work x

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