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This jacket is based on the Burda draft-it-yourself Diamond Jacket 11/2014 #116 pattern. I fell in love with this bold print wool fabric, and thought this pattern would let me highlight it.

Once I sewed up the sleeves, I realized it wasn’t going to drape as easily as I had hoped. It looked more like a blanket than a jacket! So, I turned in the back collar to create a kimono effect, and I ended up really liking the way the back of the jacket draped when I did this.

The other issue I ran into was keeping the jacket from falling off my shoulders. Luckily, I found an art deco-style coat clasp online. I love how modern it reads, and I think it works perfectly with the fabric!