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own design Jacket with belt

Added Sep 8, 2010

by carolinam

Zuid Holland, Ne...






Because i don’t like sweaters but need something warm to wear in winter i designed this jacket. And it is ofcourse in my favorite color red :) I wanted it to be high closed, so i don’t have to find a charming matching but still warm shirt. Making a pattern for a jacket was more difficult than a pattern for a skirt or a dress. So i used a pattern from burda magazine and changed that. I made it longer, slimmed the waist, added a collar, made the sleeves a bit wider, and the front a bit broader to be able to make a button closing and i added a belt. I made matching buttons that fit the jacket perfectly.

For a change i made some pictures with my face on it , after it was asked for :) It was fun to make these pictures! Well, here you can all see what i look like in my favorite color.

Material Notes

Wool (blend), matching made buttons, metal buckle




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Blends, Wool

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    Oct 2, 2010, 08.58 AMby ttnora

    It’s so-so pretty! Great job!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 10.45 PMby moonstar

    This is great – I love it!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 08.28 PMby bopippdo


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    Sep 9, 2010, 09.23 AMby nessys

    I LOVE this – both the jacket and your very pretty face!! Those photos are very cute!!!

    I especially love that that photo where you have a lovely naughty grin! Very sweet! After looking at these photos of you, it does seem we have very similar colourings – hair, eyes and skin. Therefore without a doubt we can both say “red is fabulous!”

    That jacket is just darling – I love everything about it – the colour (of course!), the cut, the fit (excellent) the buttons and the belt! You’ve done a lovely job on this jacket – congratulations! xxx

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      Sep 9, 2010, 11.29 AMby carolinam

      oh thank you so mutch! that is so very sweet of you.

      ‘our’ colourings is not very common, i’ve never met anyone else with it before now (except for my sister and mom).

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    Sep 9, 2010, 01.42 AMby amyalberici

    Looks fab!

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    • Kopie_van_pc040044_large

      Sep 9, 2010, 08.13 AMby carolinam

      thank you!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 10.38 PMby cantare

    Wow this is really excellent! I love how you can focus on and finish your projects. I’m trying really hard but they won’t let me! I love the corral color on you, and the belt is oh-so chic!

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      Sep 9, 2010, 08.09 AMby carolinam

      thank you for your lovely comment!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 05.32 PMby smallone

    oh I covert your lovely jacket!!!!!

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      Sep 9, 2010, 08.08 AMby carolinam

      hi, i don’t really understand what covert means…
      but i think it is positive what you are writing so thank you :)

    • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

      Sep 11, 2010, 02.50 AMby smallone

      well it’d help if I could spell :)

      Dictionary says “Covet: to wish for, esp. eagerly” …pretty much sums it up :)

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    Sep 8, 2010, 05.24 PMby sabzarap

    Wow!!! I never tryed to make my own jacket pattern, but yours is realy stuning… Wich burda pattern did you used for the basic, maby I’ll try something similar? I love the buttonrow and the collar. Did you make the skirt as well? And by the way, it suits you very well ;O)

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    • Kopie_van_pc040044_large

      Sep 8, 2010, 05.40 PMby carolinam

      Thank you so mutch. I couldn’t find the pattern here on the web site, but it is from burda magazine 1/2010. It is a simple jacket without collar and it is waistlenght, i think any pattern for a box shape jacket could be used. for me it was important to have a pattern for the bust curves.

      The skirt i bought a few years ago.

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    Sep 8, 2010, 05.21 PMby Melissa Williams

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Nice work!!!

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      Sep 8, 2010, 05.34 PMby carolinam

      thank you.

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    Sep 8, 2010, 04.39 PMby bopippdo

    Heel mooi gemaakt…!! :-D

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      Sep 8, 2010, 04.42 PMby carolinam

      thanks / bedankt !

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