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McCall's 5525 in Leopard Print

Added Nov 8, 2011

by camelia-crin...

Christchurch, Ne...

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Description

I have been looking for the perfect leopard print jacket for spring/summer for ages and when I found this leopard print cotton sateen I knew it would be just right. I used McCall’s 5525 View A with the sleeves of View D. I underlined the sateen with come plain white cotton because it was quite thin. I changed the position of the pockets because I thought they were too low but other than that I followed the instructions pretty closely. I used red bemsilk for the lining. I had some fabric left over when I had finished so decided to make a matching pillbox hat. I made the hat frame out of buckram and then sewed the leopard print outer on to it. I also lined it with the same red lining as the jacket.
I’m so pleased with the way they turned out. I think they have a 60s vibe. More on my blog.

Material Notes

Cotton Sateen, Buckram, Bemsilk Lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 9, 2011, 04.30 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I love leopard, It’s gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.21 AMby olac

    Gorgeous! I have always loved animal prints, so I am very excited that they are back in fashion!

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      Nov 9, 2011, 05.54 AMby camelia-crinoline

      Thanks! I’ve always loved animal prints too.

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