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Lime Green Jacket

Added Sep 22, 2009

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






BWOF 08/2009 #119 With alterations.

Boy, this one was a LOT of work!

This is a petite pattern, so I had to lengthen it by 2,5cm.
I am glad I made a muslin for this jacket before cutting the fashion fabric. The overall fit was fine, but the neckline/collar was too wide for my liking. I think that was the design of the jacket, not some flaw in pattern, but I prefer a mandarin collar that doesn’t gap from my tiny neck. Hence, I closed the neckline a bit, and I had to redraft a collar to fit the new neckline shape.
You can see my alterations on pattern images.

The fabric I used is some kind of cotton velour. It is very stiff and I had to stay stitch by hand all the seam allowances to prevent them making bulk under lining. It took me few nights to finish the hand sewing (10 seams x 2 seam allowances = 20 lines of hand stitching!).

I made a coat and a jacket in a row. That was a lot of work! I think I’ll continue with some easier projects, to give me some break ;-)

Material Notes

Cotton velour




Garment Type

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    Oct 31, 2010, 11.32 PMby irin

    Amazing!!!! I have no words) delizioso

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    Oct 22, 2010, 12.52 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Looks great in that colour. It is one of the projects on my table for my daughter – luckily she is petite, so I won’t have any length adjustments to make!

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    Oct 1, 2009, 02.24 PMby milkyway

    Ohhhhhh looksss amazing I really like your creations!!! your alterations were brilliant, well done as always

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    Sep 30, 2009, 04.03 AMby arete999

    I love your alteration of the pattern! Great result ! Such a beautiful work and collar part looks perfect!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 09.14 PMby Marija Cosic

    Sve pohvale za rad! Pedantno i odlicno kao i sve do sada sto sam videla od tvojih radova!

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    Sep 28, 2009, 05.11 PMby capraia

    Great fit and great colour!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 08.08 PMby ink

    This jacket is so sexy! I really love it buttoned up. The collar and neckline frame your face beautifully when it is fully buttoned. Your stitching/seaming is as usual flawless!!!!!!! (I also love how you are standing in front of the framed prints with the various shades of green! -subtly picks up the jacket colour.) Beautiful!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 01.48 AMby sallyleigh

    Wow! So professional, looks great on you. It reminds me a tiny bit of 99 from “Get Smart” (in a really good way, that is!)

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    Sep 23, 2009, 08.14 PMby djo84past

    It is very nice !!!!!!! please can i have a pattern .THANKS
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      Sep 24, 2009, 08.49 AMby anajan

      Hi there! The pattern is from the Burda World of Fashion (BWOF) magazine, August 2009.

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    Sep 23, 2009, 08.14 PMby djo84past

    It is very nice !!!!!!! please can i have a pattern .THANKS
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    Sep 22, 2009, 04.51 PMby javiertellez

    good job!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 01.07 PMby miss-g

    With all the hard work and alterations, you’ve created a really beautiful jacket. Now you can enjoy wearing it. I love the colour too.

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    Sep 22, 2009, 12.12 PMby teodoragodar

    Ti si stvarno divna. Super je jaknica i super ti stoji! Jos jedno bravo!!!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 10.46 AMby sewella

    It’s gorgeous!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 10.20 AMby ghainskom

    Oh, this one is on my list! Yours came out beau-ti-ful!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 10.13 AMby lybu

    Absolutely beautiful and professional made jacket. Suits you perfect!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 10.09 AMby irmchen

    You have done a good job! It is really interesting to follow your explanations – thank you for publishing. This jacket looks quiet perfect.

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