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Little Red Riding with No Hood

Added Jul 12, 2008

by jennifereliz...

Melbourne, Austr...






This little jacket was very quick and easy to make. It has a self-faced collar and button facing, but I improvised a facings of my own so that I could use a contrasting fabric I liked as a lining.
I had the buttons specially-made at a place called Buttonmania, and it wasn’t even that expensive, under $10 for four and I think they really are worth it, the finish is much more professional.
I am going to make another, but I’ll use a heavier weight of fabric. I want to make one in wool, I think maybe it’d look good in snow white :o)

Material Notes

Red polyester crepe from Spotlight, printed cotton lining from Patchwork on Central Park.





Buttonmania, level 2 Nicholas Building, Swanston St Melbourne.


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    Jul 27, 2008, 11.55 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    This is the cutest! I’m looking for a little jacket pattern too so I might have to hunt this one down. I LOVE your buttons. I have to check that store out! What do you think you’ll wear your jacket with?

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    Jul 26, 2008, 09.26 PMby josee91

    wow adorable :) stunning color

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    Jul 15, 2008, 02.37 PMby Vivat Veritas

    wow it looks great! love the color, style and everything!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.33 PMby jenniferelizabeth

    Wow, thanks for all the comments! I have added the pattern info to the credits. I’d love to see other people’s versions!! It really is very easy and quick to make up.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 12.01 PMby lineczka

    I’m just wondering if you could add a pattern? ’cause I love it!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.31 AMby naughtylittlepony

    That is a perfect little jacket. You must be really pleased with it.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.43 AMby jd98

    simply gorgeous! I totally agree with what’s been said before about the buttons… :p

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    Jul 13, 2008, 10.34 PMby senasews

    Your jacket is gorgeous. i love the vintage style, the bright color nd the buttons. great work!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 04.18 PMby emilykate

    This looks great Jenno! I’m gonna go to Buttonmania!!!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 05.45 AMby nikkishell

    What a great jacket!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 04.23 AMby miss-g

    A very sophisticated jacket. The buttons make it look so professional. Did you use a pattern? It would look beautiful in a heavier wool, and keep you warm in chilly Melbourne weather!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 02.53 AMby milkyway

    I love the jacket, the color, the buttons are really great. You are a very lucky lady of finding Butonmania, I kill for having a place like that near town. Congrats, you did a very fine job!!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 02.08 AMby fabricaddict

    Great jacket in my favourite colour – nice buttons!

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    Jul 13, 2008, 12.47 AMby nelliethemermaid

    Wow – those buttons are a great choice – couldn’t be better

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    Jul 12, 2008, 11.09 PMby nikkiclare68

    This is just great!! Simply perfect.

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    Jul 12, 2008, 09.57 PMby sakko

    really lovely!

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    Jul 12, 2008, 09.20 PMby grafixconcepts

    This is wonderful…and the buttons give it that extra class. It is something I would love to have in my wardrobe!

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    Jul 12, 2008, 07.46 PMby carlatv

    Simply beautiful. The buttons do add the hint of sophistication. Looking forward to seeing the one in snow white!

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