Added Jul 12, 2010
This is a Vogue pattern from the designer Issay Miyake. I originally admired this jacket here on Burdastyle from GuerillaEmbroidery and decided I would have to attempt to make one for myself.
Although I questioned the way the collar was constructed, the pattern in general was very straight forward and easy to follow. The alterations I made were to omit the pockets, add an inch to the overall length and sew the front and back collar sections together ( this made for a cleaner, more finished ruffle). I had been saving this pattern until I found a fabric that was worthy of the design, but became impatient and ended up using this vintage denim I had on hand. I’m rather pleased that I did, for it’s very versatile and turned out nice. I lined the inside with some beautiful fabric I found at a fabric swap. I think it’s rayon, but can’t be sure.The lining is so lovely that it definitely adds to my interest in wearing the jacket , like a secret added bonus or something. It’s really the little things, isn’t it?
My husband was able to snap a photo of me in the jacket this past weekend while wearing it out. That’s my eldest son Evan with me.
Vintage Denim & Rayon Floral Print
Plan a weekend getaway in these sweater dresses and furry accessories.
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.