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Navy blue military-style jacket

Added Nov 21, 2010

by smurfette2010

Vancouver, Canada






This jacket is based on a jacket that I saw in the fall/winter BCBG catalogue, but I didn’t want to pay $400+ for it, so I decided to make one myself even though I have not made a lined jacket before or worked with wool.

I used Simplicity 3628 as a guide for the body, but took off from there. I substantially modified the lapel and used a faux suede to make it more interesting. I love the shortened mandarin collar and the chunkiness of the big silver buttons. I added some detailing to the back as I thought it was a bit boring, and also to the shoulders. I also modified the sleeves and added some top-stitching detailing all over the jacket. This is the first time I used tricot interfacing, it is so great, I used it in the front of the jacket. A friend has already requested that I make one for her as well.

I wear the jacket a lot and it looks great with a scarf.

Material Notes

Wool/cashmere blend, bemberg lining, faux suede




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Military
Cashmere, Blends, Wool

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    Nov 22, 2010, 11.30 PMby lkeogan

    It’s gorgeous! I love it :)

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.19 PMby lizah

    It looks great, like it a lot!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 12.02 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this jacket will last you forever! not a style that i think will be quick to go out of fashion during the winter months! it looks really great! …..put me on your list ;-)

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    Nov 21, 2010, 11.55 AMby janul

    Very nice, I attempted to make a military style jacket too, but kind of failed… I´m going to rip the jacket apart once again and try to make it better :)

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.31 AMby machelefranklin

    I love it. I want to make a dark wool jacket and yours is great inspiration.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 09.36 AMby tilshmil

    Another wonderful creation. Great work!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 02.39 AMby cantare

    This is so great! I’m likin your style!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.35 AMby smallone

    oh oh…love this one too….your adaptions are fantabulous!!!

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      Nov 21, 2010, 01.48 AMby smurfette2010

      Thanks!!! It does add a lot of time to the project, but well worth the effort!

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