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Velvet Pirate Jacket

Added Sep 21, 2007

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






After two entire years, I finally finished this pirate jacket for my boyfriend. It’s made in black silk velvet with a gold satin lining, functional buttonholes, tons of hidden pockets, an eternity of hand-sewn braid, and about 50 bronze buttons.

I finished it in time for our boatwarming pirate party last Saturday. You can read LOADS more about the traumatic process of making this jacket plus see lots more photos at:

Material Notes

black silk velvet, gold duchess satin, brass buttons, gold braid





creation Fehr Trade, pattern Simplicity 4923

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    Mar 20, 2010, 06.08 PMby helenadoll

    very cool!

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    Oct 10, 2009, 01.03 PMby richendaewen


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    Jan 8, 2009, 05.48 PMby goth-prince

    Beautiful coat,

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    Sep 22, 2007, 12.31 AMby lilo

    Wow! I mean WOW! Gorgeous!

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    Sep 21, 2007, 11.17 PMby claireokc

    I know how hard this is – silk velvet is a real mess…but there is a needle board or a Your velva board that helps in pressing – it’s not as clean or pretty as normal pressing, but it helps. You did a superb job on the jacket. But I love your boat blog – would love to live on a boat…got a chuckle out of why you live on a boat – because it’s dreamy fun!!!

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    Sep 21, 2007, 02.14 PMby wyn

    It makes me want to be a pirate! Great job!

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    Sep 21, 2007, 01.11 PMby sunnyb64

    Oh, that is GORGEOUS. Silk velvet anything makes me want to drool with envy anyway. Lucky guy!

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    Sep 21, 2007, 09.34 AMby squirrellypoo

    thanks! Benedikta – no, it’s our first party on our boat since we moved in at Easter. We had to rip out a ton of walls (the old hotel rooms) to create the dancefloor, and we’ll be building our lounge and bedrooms in there, so I don’t think we’d be able to have another party on quite that scale again. We had about 100 people, nearly all of which were in costume (and a handful were sewn, too!). Everyone made such the effort, it was brilliant. :)

    our boat blog is at if anyone’s curious.

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    Sep 21, 2007, 09.09 AMby lauriana

    That must have been SO much work… but it turned out great! I loved the story on your blog.

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    Sep 21, 2007, 07.01 AMby benedikta

    Hey, that is awesome. One lucky guy, your pirate boyfriend. Do you guys have that every year on your boat, a pirate party?

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