new take on a smoking jacket

Added Feb 20, 2011

by redredhoodie

Berlin, Germany

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Description

This jacket copies a look from Richard Nicoll SS09, where he showed a blazer with a color blocked bottom part and I loved it. I used a Burda pattern (see bar on the right side) where I eliminated the additional shoulder and back seams and cut off the bottom part right where the pocket flaps sit. I did a silk organza overlay on those bottom pieces that I first basted onto the oyster colored poplin before sewing the pieces back together. As I like to roll up my sleeves, I lined the bottom part of the sleeves with the poplin so it shows the oyster color instead of the lining fabric.
I also made the button myself by glueing Swarovski crystals to a plain metal button. It turned out a little bit shiny, but paired with jeans and a simple T it looks good enough to me.

For pics of the inspiration and more, please visit my blog.

Material Notes

poplin, silk organza, lining fabric (blend), light and heavy interfacing, button, Swarovski crystals

Difficulty

Advanced

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Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

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