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My new favourite jacket (Hikaru)

Added Feb 21, 2009

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany






Since I lost my old favourite jacket last year, I’ve never found time nor motivation to get a new one. Until now :D

I used the LOVELY Hikaru pattern, a great satin lining with flowers printed all over and vintage buttons for decoration (I left the front plain, mainly because I only had 10 buttons ;)).

It took me two and a half days to make it and I love it ><.

It’s ever-changing, this jacket! A few months back, I embellished the front with vintage metal buttons from all over the world (even from the french and british military :D), see last picture for the update!

Material Notes

Herringbone Coutil, Satin lining, Vintage buttons




Garment Type

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    Apr 10, 2012, 02.51 PMby kstyled

    I love the way you made this and I can see myself in a denim one !!!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 08.54 PMby inaida

    WOW! I really love your variation!!! and the fabric is great too!! really great taste!!!!

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    May 3, 2009, 03.35 AMby marmota-b

    No wonder you love it. It’s PERFECT! I’d need a jacket as perfect as this. Thanks for reminding me of the Hikaru pattern!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 11.36 AMby paranoire

    thank you all :)

    @ elainemay

    thanks, it also taught me a very useful lesson: for extra heavy upholstery thread also use a HUGE needle (I used 110 or 130?). If the needle doesn’t pierce large enough holes into the fabric, your thread will be shredded.

    it didn’t went without problems (loops, torn thread), though it really got better when I changed the needle ;)

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    Feb 23, 2009, 06.54 AMby elainemay

    wow, eva— so much detail and so beautifully done. this is so professional looking, right down to the choice of thread for topstitching. brava!

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    Feb 22, 2009, 03.07 PMby kiraph

    Great job! Love the lining.

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    Feb 22, 2009, 08.34 AMby dressdummy

    Perfectly appointed in every way, of course! Love your work!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 11.25 PMby senasews

    awesome, great work!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 05.24 PMby ghainskom

    Du bist ja auch aus Hamburg! Ich liebe deine Hikaru, genau so oder gar noch mehr ohne Knöpe vorne. Und ja, die Stoffe sind echt wunderschön. Sind die von Mahler Stoffe?

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    Feb 21, 2009, 04.26 PMby polychromatin

    Die sieht echt schön aus, liebe die Stoffe, die du verwendet hast (wo kriegt man so schönes Futter her?). Die Knöpfe sind natürlich auch toll!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 02.49 PMby arete999

    Beautiful work!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 01.54 PMby effervescence

    Love the jacket!!!
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    Feb 21, 2009, 07.16 AMby sandoz18

    Love the clean lines of the fabric and the bold contrast of the lining!

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