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Kitenge Hooded Sport Jacket

Added Jul 16, 2013

by youndalin

Chicago, Illinoi...






Made this from Burda Style’s Hooded Sport Jacket 12/2012 #139 pattern using African kitenge fabric. Also added an inner lining of a contrasting solid color. I have freakishly long arms so I’m lovin the extra large folded cuffs that allow you to easily let out the sleeve as much as you want!




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    Nov 25, 2013, 01.32 PMby SassyT

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    Aug 3, 2013, 07.57 AMby cathytxtwfr

    I cut out my pieces! I cut out 4x of each piece instead of 2x because I want a lining. If you don’t mind, can you tell me in what order you put this together? I’ve never made a jacket… or a hoodie… or lined sleeves… plus there’s a zipper… so Im kind of guessing at what I should be doing.

    Here is what I think i ought to do Sew the jacket and lining separately and completely, with the hood attached in both pieces. Install the zipper Then sew the lining in.

    Or is it best to line the hood separately and attach it near the end?

    Somewhat of a beginner – sorry! Thanks!

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      Aug 20, 2013, 11.34 AMby youndalin

      Oi! Sorry for the late reply. Have had some family commitments that have kept me awhile for the past couple weeks. You’re probably well on your way by now but for what it’s worth… if I remember correctly, i sewed together the outer layer of the jacket first. Then I sewed all the pieces together for the lining. Next I sewed the lining too the outer starting with the hood and then the bottom edge (the waist). I then sewed both layers to the zipper (this was the hardest part). Finally I finished off the sleeves. I kind of made up things as I went along so by no means feel like you have follow what I did to a T. Hope this still helps and again, so sorry for the radio silence!!

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      Aug 28, 2013, 11.10 AMby cathytxtwfr

      No prob – thanks for the help! I’ve finished it all except for the zipper, which I have yet to purchase, so its going to be folded up for a bit. I want mine to be reversible, but can’t really find that in W. Africa… I suppose you might be in a similar situation, notions wise, over in Kenya.

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    Aug 2, 2013, 09.40 PMby cathytxtwfr

    im about to make this with a batik fabric – so glad to see yours as it is quite similar to what i’ve planned in my head. thank you!

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      Aug 3, 2013, 06.09 AMby youndalin

      Thanks! Glad I could help. Looking forward to seeing how your project turns out. Keep me posted!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 07.16 PMby SassyT

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      Jul 17, 2013, 07.43 AMby youndalin

      Thanks so much!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 03.12 PMby Elina Belova

    It’s good to see that the pattern turns out very well also for other kind of fabric as it was in the Burdastyle version. I also have wondered about this pattern. Your result is great and inspiring!

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      Jul 17, 2013, 07.45 AMby youndalin

      Thanks again! Yeah the original instructions have you press out the seam allowances on the right side of the fabric but I just reversed it as I would with most other projects. It seemed to work just as well!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 08.32 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Original choice of fabric for sport clothes, I like it a lot. Fabric is very beautiful and blue details make the hoodie special. it suits you very well.

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      Jul 16, 2013, 01.04 PMby youndalin

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I forgot to bring the kitenge fabric with me when I picked out the blue so I was worried that it would clash. While it’s not a perfect match, it seems to work!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 06.44 AMby TartanRibbon

    Love your hoodie, the fabric is great. Classy take on the comfy cover up.

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      Jul 16, 2013, 01.05 PMby youndalin

      Thanks for the compliment! I loved the fabric the second I saw it and have been saving it for just the right project. Glad you liked it too!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 06.11 AMby Ravince

    lovely concept. beautiful.

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      Jul 16, 2013, 01.08 PMby youndalin

      Thanks so much! It means all the more coming from a fellow African resident. (I think it says I’m based in Chicago on my profile but I’ve actually been living in Nairobi for the past year!)

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