Skull Flared Jacket

Added Aug 28, 2013

by MegH

Toronto, Canada

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Description

Feminine style + edgy printed fabric + leather = the perfect jacket!

The petite fit of this Puff Sleeve Jacket is perfectly fitting to my curvy body. The flared center back pleat and puffy sleeves are wonderful details that make this jacket special. Since the silhouette of this pattern was so feminine I decided to make it in a more edgy print, so when I found this waffle knit skull printed fabric I knew I had the perfect match.

I didn’t want the jacket to look overwhelmed with the print, so I also used spandex leather in some panels to break it up. This was my project for my August Mash Up so you can see how I modified the style to accommodate a zipper and additional style line. I almost don’t care that the summer weather here is coming to an end, because now I can layer up my outfits with this jacket!

Material Notes

Printed waffle knit polyester, Nylon / Spandex leather

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

Credits

Photography by Julian Michael Majewski

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    Sep 4, 2013, 02.48 AMby Donna Alvarez

    Great work! You look adorable in this!

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      Sep 12, 2013, 02.33 PMby MegH

      Aww, thank you!!

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    Sep 3, 2013, 01.23 PMby turboferret

    Out of curiosity, how long did it take you to sew it? I have been eyeballing this pattern for a bit (since it came out) and I even bought the Burda August issue mainly because of it (and the flutter dress). I even have the fabric I want for it. But then again I think your skill level is higher than mine.

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      Sep 3, 2013, 02.27 PMby MegH

      Hey! Well if you have the fabric for it…go for it! This particular jacket only took me about 4 hours from very start to finish. But then again, I used a knit fabric that only required serged seams and no lining.

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      Sep 4, 2013, 07.50 AMby turboferret

      My respect to you, lady – only 4 hours! I have a fustian velveteen (the kind that has velveteen stripes alternated by plain fabric) in mind. Welp, wish me luck.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 02.24 PMby Isabel Alexander

    The shoulder detail is nice. I might attempt to make this myself soon.

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      Sep 2, 2013, 02.27 PMby MegH

      Thanks, i’m glad I added the extra shoulder panel! Look forward to seeing your version!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 03.54 PMby BiscuitBem

    Oooo love it!!!

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      Sep 2, 2013, 02.27 PMby MegH

      Thanks!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 07.54 AMby cleof

    this is sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeer perfection. It is gorgeous.

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      Sep 2, 2013, 02.28 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 06.24 PMby Abigail Jones

    This is gorgeous! Great work1

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      Sep 2, 2013, 02.28 PMby MegH

      Thanks :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 09.00 AMby liliv-1

    Yes it’s perfect!!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.45 PMby MegH

      Ahh thanks!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.56 AMby Winnie Nkosi

    Wow i love it.

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.46 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.26 AMby Deeba007

    O Wow, nice :-)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.46 PMby MegH

      Hehe thanks!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

    I love this meg, it’s quirky origonal and a one of, i never really took much notice of this jacket but i’m seeing it with fresh eyes now. It looks fabulous on you x

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.47 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much Mary, I appreciate your feed back on all my projects :) Yes the original photography doesn’t do this jacket justice, that is why I always look at the technical drawing to see what its potential can be.

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      Aug 29, 2013, 02.02 PMby Mary Athey

      i normally look at the line drawings first in case the fabric used makes me dismiss an item. everyone dos’nt have the same taste wbich is a good thing as then we can get creative.i missed this jacket though as the lines on this are perfect and i just know my daughter will adore your version x

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.06 AMby kogu

    Thank you for sharing your sewing process every month. You show us how creative you can be using existing sewing patterns. You have gone really far, and I am in awe. I really love the projects you presented. They are all fun, unique and beautiful!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.50 PMby MegH

      You welcome!! I love sharing my sewing and design process with the community, as I hope it inspires other sewers to take a second look at a pattern and see what else it could become. Thanks so much, I really value your feedback!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 01.02 AMby ndimi

    That is a seriously edgy, seriously cute, seriously fun, wearable jacket. Love it!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.50 PMby MegH

      Thanks! Yes I love how it is all of the above haha. It turned out a lot better than I thought.

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