Added Jan 9, 2014
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 Moodfabrics.com 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
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