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Ana's Military Jacket

Added Oct 4, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Olive green cotton + cropped jacket pattern = great Autumnal transition piece. Today, Serbia-based BurdaStyle member AnaJan teaches us how to turn the Nora gown into a classic military jacket with raglan sleeves and peplum. Who knew the potential of this evening gown pattern? Check out the tutorial and try your own version. Also included in this pattern is a skirt sloper— you have the potential to make a complete look! Available in sizes 34-60 (make sure to choose the correct sized pattern: Nora 34-46, Nora Plus 48-60).

AnaJan has also uploaded 8 free patterns to BurdaStyle— check them out for inspiration.

Material Notes

2 1/2 yards self, 2 yards lining, 1 separating zipper




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic


Pattern Variation Designer
Creative Director of Featured Projects

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    May 7, 2011, 05.31 AMby shoshana13

    Thanks for the explanation. Only now I have seen the Nora Plus version. As I am a beginnner, maybe in the future… For the time being, I would be glad to see patterns and made-for sale wide, loose jackets.

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    May 6, 2011, 09.00 AMby shoshana13

    The jacket is very nice, but only for young, thin girls. I would like to see more jackets for not so young and not so thin women – according tobody shape (mine is a pear shaped body). Thanks.

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      May 6, 2011, 01.53 PMby anajan

      Hi shoshana13, thanks for commenting the jacket, and thank you for seeing me as young and thin! :-)

      I think the jacket can be worn by many, no matter their age nor body type. Since you mentioned your body type, I’d like to point out that my body is somewhat between X and pear, and I think the jacket suits me quite well.

      On the other hand, purpose of this project was to show the members how one pattern can be transformed into a completely different one, with few alterations. This jacket can be transformed further into a coat, or a shirt, or whatever one can think of! I think this is the beauty of the sewing craft.

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    May 6, 2011, 09.00 AMby shoshana13

    The jacket is very nice, but only for young, thin girls. I would like to see more jackets for not so young and not so thin women – according tobody shape (mine is a pear shaped body). Thanks.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 05.40 PMby asf

    THIS is why I love this website. Always inspiring me to go beyond the first impression and to look for creative ways to make something work for me.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 10.39 AMby estefaniaspain

    Incredible¡¡ It’s so cute¡¡

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    Nov 20, 2010, 12.10 PMby jeleena

    Super, super! Sviđa mi se sve – od materijala do kroja! Ali ti jednostavno moram reći da ti je kosa zakon! :)

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      Nov 22, 2010, 10.56 AMby anajan

      Haha, hvala! Samo kad bi znala koliko sam je mrzela kao dete! Trebalo mi je 20ak godina da shvatim da mi je ona najveci ukras a ne podivljali zbun na glavi ;).

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    Oct 8, 2010, 08.34 AMby anajan

    Photos by Marijana Oro.

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      Oct 12, 2010, 09.12 AMby anajan

      Why is this marked as inappropriate? I hope someone clicked it by accident…
      My comment should have been in the credits section, but I forgot to name the photographer when I sent the project to the BS team.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 08.17 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    I love the jacket, but what really I’m surpriced is the Habana Club rum that you have in your cabinet. I miss it a lot. I’m from Cuba tha’s why I recogniced so fast. Enjoy your jacket and the rum as well.

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    Oct 7, 2010, 05.57 PMby masty

    Just perfect… as usual!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 09.31 AMby ichigogirl

    Wow, such a great jacket Ana-Jan! The lines around the shoulders are really, really nice. And I’m going to look at your instructions for inspiration on how to make things clear if I post any more tutorials :-)

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    Oct 5, 2010, 11.59 PMby bastor

    I love the idea of this jacket!, I will try the pattern very soon. Thanks!!!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 01.48 PMby sedjet

    wow. love the jacket. definitely going on to my to do list.

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    Oct 5, 2010, 10.11 AMby toril

    Ah, ponestaje mi riječi kojima bih te pohvalila. Još jedan uspjeh, nema šta!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 06.43 AMby ghainskom

    Looks perfect to throw on a sweater. Great job!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 09.21 PMby smallone

    Ana…this is more than brilliant!

    I love jackets in this shape…you have done such a great job with that pattern alteration…and your construction is not only beautiful but instructions are so clear….I am trying to work out how the heck I squeeze this into my to do list.
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    Oct 4, 2010, 07.31 PMby milkyway

    Felicidades mi amiga, estas preciosa!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 07.05 PMby reneebies

    AnaJan you look so good in these photos. Creative alteration of pattern!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.45 PMby fabricaddict

    What a beautiful jacket Ana – so much skill, it’s perfectly made – I really like it, well done!!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.22 PMby Syrena B

    Amazing construction! I really like it alot and would soooo wear it!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.17 PMby irmchen

    TOP CLASS! Anna, you make me happy! :-) The jacket looks fantastic, the instructions are great and your modeling is amazing!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 03.59 PMby carottesauvage

    What a great remake! Beautiful!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 03.49 PMby bohemiannow

    I’m amazing by the fine construction! Well done! Love it!

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