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Collarless Cropped Jacket with Peplum

Added Oct 11, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






A cropped jacket for Fall. Check! This particular jacket is especially unique because it doesn’t have a typical collar— the wide lapels in front are sewn into the shoulder seams, offering a retro-vintage look. We created this jacket by combining two burda style magazine patterns, the pattern to the right and the motorcycle jacket with peplum. We made a few changes: We added the peplum in the back, we made the sleeves a bit more modern and slim, we added piping to the lapels and front panels to complete the retro look.

The fit of this pattern is actually really great. The lines of the silhouette look tailored and sharp but there is plenty of room in the armhole to move freely this jacket. Wear it over a dress and leggings, or with wide-legged trousers for the office. If you’re a beginner thinking this project is too challenging, check out the wide lapel jacket without the peplum, created by a member as her first sewing project!

Material Notes

Sizes 36-44. Remember burda style magazine patterns do not have seam allowance. Lightweight jacket fabrics with or without stretch (we used a non-stretch silk/cotton tweed) with some stiffness, 4 buttons (we opted to make covered buttons) and piping (in a like color or try a contrast!)



Related Techniques


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage
Coating, Cotton, Blends, Suiting


Pattern Variation

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    Nov 8, 2011, 11.13 PMby Princess McGhee

    This is SO stylish!! What pattern did you use for the peplum??

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    Jan 30, 2011, 11.01 AMby lynzlyles

    going to try it out with a pasley red velvet…. yummy! :)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 01.58 PMby narcival

    Hello! I took inspiration from this jacket to do with an equal but white cotton fleece for the winter. For now, I drew only the model but soon you will see the photos.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 08.55 AMby gray

    What I love here is all the pictures of the garment- I get the magazine and didn’t give this jacket two looks… now I see it buttoned up and from behind (how cute is that!) I immediately want to make it…. shame the magazine doesn’t have more pictures!!!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 05.54 AMby guitarpick711

    I would like to learn where you found that jacket lining!

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      Oct 18, 2010, 01.43 PMby alisondahl

      I found it at B&J Fabrics. I had a certain amount of money to spend and almost reached my limit, so I searched for an inexpensive silk-blend lining and found that one!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 03.15 PMby bastor

    Love the retro jacket. Autum is here to wear it!, but I will be making my own for the next Spring/Summer season. Thank you.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 12.19 AMby sunnyb64

    I really love the look of this one— I’m a sucker for a good jacket, and the two of these combined is exponentially cooler than either original in my book. I think I just really might have to make this one sometime! Once I get caught up on the bajillion other projects in the queue, anyway…

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    Oct 12, 2010, 10.25 PMby pixelink

    YES, BIG NOTE… add seam allowances!! I also combined the Motor Cycle Jacket with the Wide Lapel Jacket as I really loved the peplum on the back of the Motor Cycle Jacket. I got halfway through the project and realised I hadn’t included the allowances, so project has been pushed aside until I get the sewing spirit to start all over again! This looks great so I’m certainly not defeated.

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      Oct 13, 2010, 12.50 AMby alisondahl

      Oh no! I’ve been there before too. Thanks for the tip— it’s so easy to forget about the seam allowance. Get up the gumption to try again ;)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 10.58 AMby lynzlyles

      what size did u cut out and not add seamallowences? I want this pattern but not printable in my size :( however i was thinking since it doesnt have a seam allowence, do u think i could use the 34 as a 32 with the seam allowence? i really think it may werk, but dont wanna bu it till i get anothers opinion!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 09.28 AMby Susan Donnelly

    Really cool jacket. I love the lines of it and the flared out pleates in the back. Good complimentary lining and it would look so good in black.

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    Oct 12, 2010, 07.26 AMby ghainskom

    I kind of like it. Really. The member’s project you’re linking to is a variation as it doesn’t have the peplum. Maybe it’s worth mentioning? Still impressive as a first project though. But I have a question: to what extent will this site turn into a mere marketing instrument for the magazine? It just seems like the magazine patterns are being put forward a lot and there’s always less original content. I mean this is nice BUT I’ve seen it in the magazine and made up by members and by several other bloggers. And I can’t recall the last time an original pattern was posted. Not being negative or over critical, I think. I’ve always found a lot of inspiration here in the past (from members and Burdastyle alike) and I’m looking forward to that again. Am I the only member feeling that way?

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      Oct 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby victors

      No you’re not. I remember Lydia coming out in the morning and by tea time one member had produced, taken photos and posted 2 variations. Every week after the pattern was posted the creations page would be full of member makes with all kinds of variations and clever twists. I’m sorry thats gone now.

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      Oct 12, 2010, 10.20 AMby zickzack

      No, you’re not the only member feeling that way!
      I totally agree and would love to see your questions answered!

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      Oct 12, 2010, 03.17 PMby alisondahl

      I totally understand where you guys are coming from— for some time we have been refashioning old projects and creating variations off of our archives. It’s important to show the potential of these patterns, as a single pattern holds countless variations and that potential should be shared.
      To answer your question though, we have some new projects in the works— and in the meantime we’ve been working hard to get the most out of the patterns we’ve already created.

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    Oct 11, 2010, 11.21 PMby camberwellgal

    Super stylish adaptation; I particularly love the swept back ‘tails’ of the jacket into the peplum at the back.

    The notes on the project above mentions drawing on two patterns; I see the one from the magazine above, but which was the other?

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    Oct 11, 2010, 10.18 PMby nuiwida23

    Very nice! I like its simplicity…but it’s got enough detail to stand out. Wonderful job BurdaStyle crew :D

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    Oct 11, 2010, 09.07 PMby BlancheOfArts

    This looks great, but I`m afraid it`s too cold for this jacket now. But I`ll definitely make one in the spring! Thnx. :)

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