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My last Mash Up was such a success that I’m excited to make something just as special in April. The 04/2018 issue was filled with a lot of fabulous patterns, but the Jacket with Fringe really caught my eye and would work perfectly into my collection for the year as the cardigan piece. Read on to see how I sewed this jacket with fringe together…

Mash Up Jacket Pattern

The shape of this jacket and the fringe really drew me to this pattern, and I really didn’t want to shape much at al with this Mash Up. It was the perfect piece to make this month as I’m also working on a ton of samples for another up coming film trip so I didn’t want to overwhelm myself.


Trying to be sustainable, I didn’t want to purchase yardage for this project as I knew I had something in my stash that would work – and I ended up going with some sample yardage of Pendleton’s apparel weight wool in black since it had a nice feel and drape to it. So all I needed was some fringe! To make this style more dramatic I went with 10" long fringe instead of the 3" long used in the magazine version. Then for sizing I cut my usual size 38.

Step 1

The first step was to stitch the shoulder seams, so I first serge-finished each edge and pinned right sides together.

Step 2

Then stitched along my seamline…

Step 3

…And pressed the seam allowances open.

Step 4

I interfaced my front and back facing pieces and pinned the shoulder seams right sides together.

Step 5

Once those were stitched, I pressed open the allowance and serge-finished the outer edge.

Step 6

With my jacket laying right side up, I pinned my facing right sides together with my jacket matching up the shoulder seams

Step 7

Then stitched together.

Step 8

I trimmed and graded my seam allowance and then under-stitched to the facing.

Step 9

Once sewn, I pressed and flipped the facing back into the wrong side of the jacket.

Step 10

I also pinned the seam allowance of my facing to my jacket.

Step 11

I did this to both shoulder seams and hand tacked each facing down in place to prevent them from flipping out to the right side.

Step 12

Now it’s sleeve time! I grabbed each of my sleeve pieces and matched them up to the corresponding armhole edge. Note: the notch is always on the front for BurdaStyle patterns!

Step 13

I pinned the sleeves right sides together with the armhole, stitched, and then serge-finished the allowances together and pressed towards the sleeve.

Step 14

Once the sleeves were sewn, I could now sew the sleeve and side seams! I first pinned the underarm points together and worked my way to both the sleeve and jacket hems. But before I did this I serge-finished each edge separately so I could press the allowances open.

Step 15

At this point I serge-finished the sleeve opening edge, pressed my allowance up towards the wrong side, and stitched in place.

Step 16

Fringe time! I first serge-finished the hem edge of my jacket to prevent fraying, and pinned my fringe right sides together with my jacket.

Step 17

I stitched the trim close to the start of the fringe.

Step 18

Then I flipped the fringe away from the jacket and topstitching from the right side.

Step 19

Another way you can sew the fringe is to simply lay the fringe on the right side of the jacket hem with the fringe down and simply topstitch in place!

Step 20

Finished! This pattern is the perfect quick-sew project and I love the long fringe as it almost gives this garment a kimono vibe. Can’t wait to style and photo graph this piece.

Happy Sewing!

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