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Larissa

Added Jan 5, 2009

By burdastyle

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Description

James Dean, the Fonz, Joan Jett…The classic motorcycle jacket just oozes ‘cool’. Here, we created a pattern for the ideal motorcycle jacket with all the essential details: asymmetrical center front with convertible lapel, zippered pockets, shoulder vents, tabs at the back waist, wrist zips…But then, instead of going down the tried-and-true road with black leather, we decided to give a twist to this classic with a luscious mustard wool. We can’t wait to see your interpretation!

Material Notes

Leather and faux leather can be tricky to sew, so perhaps try doing this jacket in wool, like we did. Silk lining, metal zippers, snaps, interfacing.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic, Punk, Rock
Material
Leather/Fur, Wool

Credits

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    Mar 20, 2009, 01.35 PMby staticstasy

    So so cool! I don’t remember I’ve commented before :P

    (Is this the same fabric as the talea coat? heehee ;))

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    Mar 19, 2009, 06.29 PMby arsarca

    I have to agree with the commenter above about the price: patterns take time and energy to create. While I think Burda’s motives with this website aren’t entirely altruistic—like I think the free patterns are with the hope of our buying something eventually, that it’s not just generosity—I don’t think it’s fair to expect them to do it otherwise. Sometimes showing respect to someone’s efforts involves cold hard cash. And, last time I checked, cool patterns at the pattern shop cost a helluva lot more than $5.

    Meanwhile, I think that it’s brilliant that Burda has created this community, and created a vessel for cultural knowledge. Seriously: is there another place on the web where what is basically our foremothers’ sewing knowledge is being transmitted?

    That said, I love this pattern, too. I would happily buy if it I needed another motorcycle jacket. Thanks Burda!

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    Mar 7, 2009, 06.35 PMby stylinlilmiss826

    can we make this free for a lil while plz lol

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    Mar 7, 2009, 06.33 PMby stylinlilmiss826

    this is amazing! i can see making a leather motocycle jacket out of this……. i might have to purchase=)

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    Jan 28, 2009, 07.14 PMby effervescence

    Great design!!!!love the twist of fabric…. What pattern did you used??

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      Aug 29, 2009, 12.43 AMby froglegs

      Larrisa#6032

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    Jan 18, 2009, 12.04 PMby jenholt

    this is so great! great design and right on trend! love it! can’t wait to make one!!!

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    Jan 8, 2009, 12.15 PMby princessleia87

    It looks awesome and i wish i could make it but im afraid my expertise fall short…on the matter of payment…i think people are entitled to think that 5 dollars is a bit much for a pattern and it’s not disrespectful to voice their opinion…but there are tons of other free downloads that im sure you guys have used so its like we owe it to burda for all the other free downloads…i dont think i’ll pay 5 dollars…yet…simply because im not gonna make it right now but perhaps in the future if im feeling generous i’ll buy it.

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    Jan 8, 2009, 05.11 AMby aeon

    This jacket has so many great details. As soon as wool starts hitting the sale bins for spring, I know what I’ll be using it for! Thanks for the great pattern.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 09.50 PMby skylarkdawn

    So chic! This jacket would be perfect for spring! Now if only I didn’t have a mid drift that so obviously carried two babies :(

    Side note: Why is everyone complaining about $5? Pick and choose my friends. Skip the coffeehouse latte and get the pattern if you want it. We should have all known that the creative geniuses at Burdastyle would not be able to keep offering up their patterns for nothing and keep this site going. We keep asking for more and are so demanding with all our questions. You need serious staff to handle all that plus expansion and you need serious capital to afford staff. Think about it. It is a very simple concept.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 03.10 PMby polychromatin

    Wow, now many of the old patterns aren’t free anymore. Lucky me I downloaded them all before … Can you explain why exactly this happened? I mean Burdastyle is getting bigger and bigger everyday, now the first pattern for 5$ is online, which isn’t that cheap anymore. Really sad. I once again want to say that a possibility to donate for this site may be an option, it works for wikipedia.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 01.40 PMby chaoticlady

    ah i love this jacket……

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    Jan 7, 2009, 08.44 AMby poohzle

    I think it’s an awesome pattern! I agree that it’s frustrating to suddenly have to pay for patterns that used to be free. That particular change I don’t agree with. However, I understand, as a business, the introduction of charging for new patterns. Also, $5 is a reasonable price for what appears to be a complicated pattern. I noticed someone was asking how much fabric was needed. I found on the page with the option to buy: “2 1/4 yards self, 1 1/4 yards lining”. I’m sure that varies a little with size, but that doesn’t seem like very much material, so the cost of the jacket would really depend on the actual fabric you pic. I can’t say that I’m gonna attempt leather, but I don’t want something as thick as wool. I agree with many of the other ladies: it looks too thick and bulky. I am a small woman, but I was recently pregnant, and I don’t care to look bigger than I am anymore :).

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    Jan 7, 2009, 07.44 AMby frnchsk

    this jacket is so prety and i love the color, i look forward to buy it in the near future and make it…

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    Jan 7, 2009, 07.12 AMby srobins96

    Beautiful.. I love it..It would be great in almost any color..will add that to my collection after pay day..Thanks

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    Jan 7, 2009, 06.43 AMby shallowfashionista

    i think 5 bucks is alright considering you can make a customizable motorcycle jacket! i cant wait to make this with a bright bold plaid!

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    Jan 7, 2009, 06.40 AMby carottesauvage

    OMG!!!!! The pricing of the old free patterns has started already AAAAAAAArghhhHHH! I misunderstood yesterday’s announcement. Well, I have to apologize in regard to my 1st comment, 5$ is expensive when we don’t have the ex-free pattern to refer to and try to re-create it ourselves and pay 3$ for Idit, 5$ for the Alden coat ……sigh….too bad… I thought that Ravelry’s concept would be the one that Burdastyle adopts, but that was not the case. Still I understand the effort in making the pattern. Sad to notice that it ends up cheaper buying in sweat shops afterall and that’s not really fair and R..espectfull or ethical but hey. Someone commented here that in the end it might be cheaper to buy Burda magazine. Hey all! take a look at Ravelry’s concept. Now I see what you mean Carilla. There are loads of free patterns there and well still there some you have to pay to be able to download, but heaps of great patterns are for free! Maybe it is time for us all to share even more and try to post our own patterns…. At least that’s what I will try to do in the future…

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    Jan 7, 2009, 03.00 AMby lou126

    I just adore this coat. If I saw this in a shop I would definitely buy it. I am not sure if I am gutsy enough to make it. Does it tell you how much material will be needed? And what kind? If it does I might buy the pattern and attempt it.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 01.54 AMby chrisjalys

    Love the design, the colour and the fabric, though I also think it is very short, especially for those of us who are larger than your model. The price seems reasonable, even more so when you consider that over here most patterns cost £6.99 and upwards.

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    Jan 7, 2009, 01.26 AMby aestheticwaif

    LOL @ Jessy! Well said… Although, that coffee is very important. And buying a jacket like this would set you back a lot more than what the pattern costs. I wouldn’t like to sell a great pattern like this for only $5; think of all the sweat and tears that went into this! It’s an absolutely lovely jacket – and although I was also a bit concerned about the ‘bulkiness’ you could always use a thinner wool with a lining…

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    Jan 7, 2009, 01.26 AMby aestheticwaif

    LOL @ Jessy! Well said… Although, that coffee is very important. And buying a jacket like this would set you back a lot more than what the pattern costs. I wouldn’t like to sell a great pattern like this for only $5; think of all the sweat and tears that went into this! It’s an absolutely lovely jacket – and although I was also a bit concerned about the ‘bulkiness’ you could always use a thinner wool with a lining…

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    Jan 7, 2009, 01.25 AMby aestheticwaif

    LOL @ Jessy! Well said… Although, that coffee is very important. And buying a jacket like this would set you back a lot more than what the pattern costs. I wouldn’t like to sell a great pattern like this for only $5; think of all the sweat and tears that went into this! It’s an absolutely lovely jacket – and although I was also a bit concerned about the ‘bulkiness’ you could always use a thinner wool with a lining…

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    Jan 6, 2009, 06.03 PMby jessyratfink

    Five dollars is not that much, ladies! This is a great looking jacket – well worth the five dollars as far as I’m concerned!

    Just pack a lunch for one day or skip going to Starbucks and you’ll be fine. No whining! ;)

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    Jan 6, 2009, 04.32 PMby milliesewly

    I GOT SO EXCITED the second I laid eyes on the sketch. but does it really have to cost me? i mean, ouch. I might get it anyway,,,, but I’m hurt burdastyle. very hurt.

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    Jan 6, 2009, 03.48 PMby nysister

    Cool Jacket! I never thought about this not being in leather. Personally I’ve no problem paying $5 for it.

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    Jan 6, 2009, 12.03 PMby benedikta

    Hi Everybody!

    The jacket is fairly short since it is a biker jacket. However the model has a very long torso and wears her jeans very low, therefore it appears to be even shorter.

    Best, Benedikta

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    Jan 6, 2009, 11.17 AMby girlpucca

    love how it’s hardcore without at all being leather. Save the cowees! would look great on one of my friends. will make once I start learning how to sew better in class. _

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    Jan 6, 2009, 10.30 AMby misstaken

    It looks bulky, even on that teensy model. Methinks it would be less than flattering on curves.

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    Jan 6, 2009, 10.30 AMby reneevk311

    This is too amazing. Too bad I don’t yet have the skills. One day…

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    Jan 6, 2009, 10.26 AMby jinxychan

    Wow! Really hot pattern. I will gladly pay $5 and make one for me and then adapt it for my husband! Love the yellow wool! Thanks again Burdastyle!

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    Jan 6, 2009, 10.17 AMby nehmah

    SIZE: Once again, BS designers have chosen to overlook a significant part of the market. It just might be understandable where spandex trousers are concerned, but have you ever looked at the average biker? There is no such thing as “average”. I know, I’ve had friends who ride. Leathers come in an incredible range of sizes, because riders come in many sizes. ALTERATION: Sorry, this will not be an easy tweak. There needs to be serious adjustments made to the underpanel. This would be too uncomfortable to actually wear for any length of time. With that much fabric or leather (man-made or natural) rubbing against the neck and chin, a rash will soon develop. PRICE: I wonder if the sizes will get smaller as the price gets higher? The rest of this paragraph has been deleted. The BurdaStyle has announced,at their blog that team-designed patterns will now be for-pay only. Watch out Vogue, Burtterick, and NeueMode, a new kid is on the block. Nehmah

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