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Blue Palette

Added Mar 26, 2014

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






I’m indifferent both to leather and leatherette clothes. Becides, despite all my experience I’ve never worked with such material. But when I saw this faux leather, I couldn’t leave the shop without it and all my doubts about my skills flew away in a moment:-)
I bought a special sewing machine needle for work with leather; a teflon foot ( I only bought a low part of it for 5 hryvnyas ( 50 cents ) and fixed it to the one of the usual feet which I’d never used and saved a lot because such firm foot costs here starting with $ 5.5 ); the special glue for leather isn’t available here ( at least I didn’t find it) so I bought a two-sided tape to fix the seam allowances. Besides, when I bought zippers, a salesman was so kind that shortened them himself to the right length :-) And here it is. Not only the result but the work brought a lot of enjoyment.
My only change – I refused from pockets’ flaps because didn’t want to have them on the waist.
The jacket is wel-fitted really and I got a lot of compliments today at work; a couple of my colleagues were going to visit the shop to buy the same faux leather ( didn’t want disappoint them but I purchased it last spring:-))

Material Notes

Faux leather for the jacket and viscose for lining.




Garment Type
Romantic, Classic, Casual, Mod
Corduroy, Blends, Denim, Leather/Fur, Suiting, Velvet, Wool

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    Apr 23, 2016, 02.26 AMby daffyjo

    Beautiful job!! I am working on sewing this jacket right now, and am completely flummoxed on how to sew in the front zipper….the instructions are like deciphering Sanskrit! I’ve been googling like crazy, trying to find a post somewhere that could help, but have had no luck…..Can you give me some help?

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      Apr 23, 2016, 12.24 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Two years passed but if I remember and am able to explain how to make some detail, I would gladly help. So what is your main trouble?

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      Apr 26, 2016, 01.30 AMby daffyjo

      Thanks so much for your willingness to help :). Perhaps being able to use photos would make it easier to communicate where my problems are….would you like to email me? daffy1000 AT shaw DOT ca …..my name is Joanne :)

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      May 5, 2016, 07.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Contact me through Burda (under the More About Okasana…) “write an e-mail” option. It will be quicker.

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      May 14, 2016, 04.27 AMby daffyjo

      Will do…I am away but will look into that when I am back home. sorry….I must have hit the “mark as inappropriate” button…didn’t mean to! :)

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    Mar 17, 2015, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh oksana how did I miss this beauty. I saw this with your new project and I love it. The fabric is fantastic and the fit is superb on you. This is one impressive beautiful jacket x

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    Apr 1, 2014, 11.54 AMby liliv-1

    You will get lots of compliments every time you wear this, it’s very eye catching!

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    Apr 1, 2014, 10.04 AMby Brahdelt

    Great job! I love the Spring pattern on the fabric. :-)

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    Apr 1, 2014, 03.50 AMby smallone

    woooooooooowza! very awesome interpretation you have here.

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    Mar 31, 2014, 10.23 PMby rita61

    Awesome jacket! Looks great, and great colours. Nice fit. You are lucky he shortened the zippers for you!

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      Apr 1, 2014, 04.54 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! And I agree about the zippers:-)

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    Mar 31, 2014, 09.01 PMby Luz Kettle

    Really gorgeous. Well done!

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    Mar 31, 2014, 07.05 PMby kisses

    Love it…the zipper on the sleeve is a good idea and the fabric is beautiful

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    Mar 31, 2014, 06.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is just brilliant! Love the jacket and you have done a fabulous job! Perfect my dear! :)

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    Mar 31, 2014, 05.14 PMby Marusya Grace

    LOOOOVE!! The color and print look beautiful on you!

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      Mar 31, 2014, 05.45 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for the nice comment and emotions:-)

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