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Plaid and Leather B6169 Moto Jacket

Added Oct 23, 2015

by helenacrazyc...

Snohomish, Washi...

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Description

I used a lightweight wool plaid and a pleather with a little stretch. I used a favorite pattern, Butterick 6169, but sized down 2 sizes, shortened the sleeves and cut down the neckline by a bit. I also added zippers to the sleeves!

With pleather I had to topstitch all my seams because I could not press them, and I had to be careful to stretch the pleather while I did that. I got a few imperfections, but picking it out and redoing would cause even more of a mess, since the pleather was punctured already, so I have to let it go, like the song says!

I put some batting sleeve heads and a little support with some cotton broadcloth across the back. The lining is very lightweight and the whole jacket stayed very light so I can wear it here in my sunny CA climate. But it still has some feelings of fall in the plaid wool.

If you’d like more details, here is my blog: http://www.grayallday.com/how-to-kick-the-b6169-moto-jacket-up-a-notch/

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

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    Nov 2, 2015, 07.16 AMby nrobson

    this jacket is really nice. great results, well done!

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    Oct 27, 2015, 02.33 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Nice combination of materials! :)

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    Oct 25, 2015, 09.22 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Nice jacket and I like the way you have used your fabric. Very Clever :)

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    Oct 24, 2015, 09.18 PMby liliv-1

    very nice!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 07.03 PMby SueMH

    Love your mix of fabric, turned out great!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 03.01 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome jacket!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 10.24 AMby Maria Hayek

    Beautiful jacket. I love it.

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    Oct 24, 2015, 09.29 AMby chula123

    wonderful jacket!!

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    Oct 24, 2015, 07.02 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very chic – and great job!

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    Oct 23, 2015, 10.23 PMby mbuchanan1

    Well done! Love the way you change the direction of the plaid.

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    Oct 23, 2015, 10.20 PMby kosk0025

    super cute!

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