Added Nov 16, 2012
This is a jacket sewn using two thrifted jackets. I called the Hitchhiker’s Jacket because I listened to the entire Hitchhiker’s radio play while tracing out the pattern pieces from the magazine, and then watched the latest movie nearly on loop while sewing the jacket together. Since the two are inseparable in my head, I embroidered a babelfish to the collar and named the jacket after the series.
Two thrifted jackets: a Danier black leather coat and a Nygard dark grey wool jacket. Eeking out the pieces needed from the jackets was difficult and I had to get creative with some panels. I used store-bought poly lining in dark green.
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.