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Boyfriend-Style Cashmere Wool Sports Jacket for Sister

Added Dec 1, 2017

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






We (Millennials) are bringing back the 80’s because we want to be like our moms!

Here is a sports jacket I made for my sister (and working mom) using Burdastyle’s 11/2013 #118 Jacket pattern.
It’s made of cashmere/wool from Italy and silk lining. The jacket also has genuine leather elbow pads, pockets, and buttons.

There’s much more on my blog here: http://www.marusyamarusya.com/back-to-our-roots-with-80s-fashion-boyfriend-style-cashmere-jackets/
(I also explain why my sister requested leather elbow patches.)

The jacket looks way better in person. Watch the video on the blog to see the jacket in motion!!

This project really made me fall in love with shoulder pads.
Without shoulder pads, this jacket would’ve looked like poop.
Not only did they help create clean shoulders, they also hid my awful posture and boney shoulders.

Pattern Notes:
I LOVED the pattern!
I added over 2" to the sleeves (for my sister’s long arms) and about 1.5" to the length of the jacket. I also dropped the pockets about 2" inches.
I’m not sure if the pattern called for shoulder pads and caps, but I highly recommend them!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage
Cashmere, Leather/Fur, Silk, Wool

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    Dec 24, 2017, 01.33 PMby sewing fanatic

    flawless looking, great job!

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    Dec 5, 2017, 08.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lucky sister! ♥ The jacket is gorgeous!

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    Dec 3, 2017, 12.29 PMby Frenchy-C

    Super cute. Well done. The fabrics must feel so soft on the body…kinda jealous.

    Happy sewing xx

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    Dec 2, 2017, 08.49 AMby Maria Hayek

    It looks great!

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    Dec 2, 2017, 08.43 AMby JessieGlenn

    Love your Style!!!

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    Dec 1, 2017, 01.54 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    Love it and you look AMAZING!

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