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Cynthia Rowley Linen Cargo Jacket

Added Jun 30, 2010

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...






I used Simplicity 2443 for this cargo jacket, which was a lot of fun to make. The linen is a great color, and will make a super comfy summer jacket for cool evenings. I think I might like to make this again though in a neutral tone with fun contrasted top stitching for a sportier look.

I used buttons instead of the ribbons, which I think make the jacket look kind of frumpy, like it’s coming apart at the seams. The whole thing came together really quickly and easily, I would highly recommend the pattern.

I’ve made a start on the dress from this pattern as well, but it’s not wowing me so far, and my motivation for that project is waning.

Material Notes

Linen/rayon blend from fabric.com. Not the best quality, but a great color!




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    Jul 2, 2010, 01.02 AMby abbeychrissie

    Love, Love, Love your jacket! I actually have this pattern and have been looking forward to making it. Love the color selection. Did you make any alternations to the pattern or did you make it as is. Great work!.

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      Jul 2, 2010, 01.00 PMby corduroycoat

      I pretty much just made it as is, except for using buttons instead of ties, and couple small sizing adjustments. It was a really nice pattern to work with!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 11.42 PMby soonsoon

    love love love !!! The color is nice and I love the buttons! Looks great on you!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 07.24 AMby Kristin C

    I’ve been sitting on this pattern for a while now and you have convinced me to sew one up! I love the color you chose- looks way better than the pink on the pattern. I also love that you switched the ribbons out for buttons. Great job!

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      Jul 2, 2010, 01.00 PMby corduroycoat

      Can’t wait to see yours! I know, that salmon-y color on the pattern is pretty ick-inducing.

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    Jul 1, 2010, 02.46 AMby heathermarie1977

    I have this pattern to but haven’t started it. Yours looks great! It motivates me to get started.

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      Jul 2, 2010, 01.01 PMby corduroycoat

      Yay, can’t wait to see your take!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 11.01 PMby lonestarcasie

    Anything red. So cute.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 10.36 PMby sherrys

    Cute jacket – it looks really versatile, and stunning in red!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 09.22 PMby jaimesews

    Absolutely adore it! Very cute and your button choice is great!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 09.07 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice jacket. I love the sleeves.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 08.38 PMby Rachel Parish

    i have been eying this pattern for awhile, and literally just bought it today because it was on sale. i definitely agree on the “buttons instead of ribbons” thing. you saying it came together easily is definitely reassuring.

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      Jul 2, 2010, 01.01 PMby corduroycoat

      Yes, it was really easy to use. Have fun!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 08.00 PMby smurfette2010

    cute, love it! I wanted to get this pattern today when i was at the fabric store, but wasn’t sure…but you have convinced me! I was thinking of modifying the straps into buttons instead, this confirms my thoughts. And I love your idea of using contrasting thread, I may have to steal it :P

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