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Cropped Military Inspired Jacket- 3/4 Length Sleeve Mod Styl...

Added Jan 9, 2014

by Nikki Brooks...

Washington Dc, U...






My love of cropped jackets are no secret. I find them to be chic and edgy with the ability to turn a simple dress into something a bit more special. I’ve wanted to make a cropped jacket for a while but kept putting it off until I found the perfect fabric, so when I spotted this AMAZING Calvin Klein wool from I was sold. This is the perfect coat/jacket fabric with it’s heavy weight and warm and fuzzy feel inside. It cuts beautifully and considering the thickness it sews very easy. The pattern used for this jacket is Burdastyle 3/4 length sleeve mod style coat 09/2011 #103 which is actually a long coat that I made into a cropped jacket. using the following alterations:

Removed 14" from the bottom of the pattern
Added leather to the arm bands and neck
Added buttons to the arm bands and neck
Added metal zippers to the jacket front
Added 4" to the length of the sleeves
Added snap closures for the neck and jacket opening
Lined with this a charmeuse




Garment Type


moodfabrics wool

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    Feb 4, 2014, 07.13 PMby Stylinbrelex

    I want it.. Its fab lol

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    Jan 21, 2014, 03.36 PMby anajan

    Such a dramatic jacket, love all the details and the length. Amazing!

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    Jan 14, 2014, 03.53 PMby Cassandra Davidson

    I saw this jacket, and said WOW!!! You have inspired me, I sewed as a teen, now at 50, I have picked up the interest again. I visited your website, OMG!!!! I have done a few pieces, now I’m in a weekly class. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 11, 2014, 11.58 PMby cris orange

    Great work with interesting details

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    Jan 11, 2014, 04.35 AMby nadia r

    good work x

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    Jan 11, 2014, 03.11 AMby MojoHollz

    So chic! I love it :)

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    Jan 10, 2014, 10.41 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh this is just fabulous. The colour and the added leathers great. This looks lovely on you and it’s so well made. Bravo x

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    Jan 10, 2014, 05.41 PMby addie-marie

    This is GORGEOUS. The leather accents just take it over the top — incredible work!

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    Jan 10, 2014, 01.16 PMby kisses

    Love it and it is very edgy

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    Jan 10, 2014, 12.57 PMby mpastinelli

    Wow ! I realy like your jacket, and thank you for the info about the pattern and th way you had altered it.

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    Jan 9, 2014, 11.36 PMby rita61

    Nice cropped jacket. Thanks for the info on your adjustments to the pattern.

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    Jan 9, 2014, 11.14 PMby mojo elgin

    Very cute! I love it with the column dress!

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