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White satin 3/4 sleeve jacket

Added Jun 18, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






The project is based on Burda 5/2011, “Sweet seduction” 3/4 sleeve jacket. If you cannot identify it, it is on the actual cover of the May issue of Burda.

I have not modified it beyond recognition, I have simply used the unusual type of fabric for a jacket, so it might not look the same.

I have received metres and metres of satin as a present, so I am using it a lot at the moment.
I have not started this project until I realised I needed something to go with the blue dress I made for my mother in law (posted as separate project). It is, therefore, designed to be an accessory to something else. Therefore the decision to use the same fabric as for the dress.

Although I am not adding a tutorial for this (and I will never do, since I am not expert enough), if anyone needs some information on how to attach the welts and the pockets, I have saved a few photos as I went along.

I used white satin, which my sewing machine refused to overlock neatly. I simply could not find the correct setting for that job. It creased a lot, and hundreds of hours of ironing later, the jacket still looked a tiny bit creased.

As the jacket was pretty bland, I have cut some lace manually from lace bought by metre and I attached it sewing it by hand. I have further embellished it with beads applied in the centre of the flowers and along sleeve lines.

The jacket has a large round neckline, front seam pockets and wide raglan sleeves.

The project is incredibly easy to make taking into consideration the fact that it is, at the end of the day, a jacket!

The jacket in the photographs is cut for a UK size 14.

Material Notes

white satin, lace, beads, fabric covered snap fastenings




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jul 4, 2011, 09.48 PMby Irina Schwab

    Dear Aida, certainly. Please send me an empty email to my personal address (please let me know if you cannot see it), and I will email you some detail pictures. Try to choose a stiff fabric if you have one. A sheer fabric will not work I believe!

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    Jun 19, 2011, 01.04 PMby Irina Schwab

    Hi Aida, thanks for the comments. If you want to make the jacket pick a fabric a lot thicker than satin! The one in the magazine is really sweet. Also, Tinyboys has made another jacket based on this pattern. I love her fabric! A busy pattern works better, otherwise you will have a very bland item. That’s why I ended up adding lace and beads. In any case, it is really easy to make, takes a few hours in total including copying the pattern.

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      Jul 3, 2011, 04.34 PMby Aida Petre

      So, I finally copyed the pattern, now searching through my stash for some fabric. Request: please, please send me the photos for the wlts and pockets :D I’m realy not good with that and I need some guidance. Thank you

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    Jun 19, 2011, 10.21 AMby Aida Petre

    Another job well done…i like the lace applique, it makes it unique…. I wanted to make the same jacket, but i haven’t found the right fabric yet. I hate too when the fabric creases, i stil can’t make chiffon stay put when i sew it and i tryed anything…if you have some advice please share :D To more beautiful garments :*

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