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Added Oct 15, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






A versatile jacket for the ones that are looking into looking SHARP this fall. In our houndstooth version we shortened the whole thing, which is a great trick to make yourself appear taller. The two little pockets as well as the cuffs can be cut on bias. That creates an interesting look in geometric patterns and stripes.

Material Notes

houndstooth, three buttons, some interfacing, some horsehair to make the collar fit well



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Garment Type
Casual, Classic


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    Oct 15, 2010, 07.59 PMby katzl

    love the fabric, absolutely gorgeous, just wish you would have watched out for the pattern flow

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    Apr 12, 2010, 09.44 AMby surfjewels

    I’m just about to start my project now, just about to cut out the fabric, hoping it turns out as nice as some of the others on here.



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    Oct 21, 2007, 11.52 AMby benedikta

    We have those sewing sessions every Tuesday night from 6.30 till 8.30 in Brooklyn in the Etsy Labs. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you more info..

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    Oct 19, 2007, 05.17 PMby benedikta

    Hi Ednaw, I actually meant, if I were your teacher I would love to teach you right away..We have a sewing lesson in Brooklyn every Tuesday, but that is obviously a bit far fetched. What I also meant is that we have many tutorials in the how to section that can help you if you ever do not understand something and the forums are here for you to ask questions to all your fellow members regarding sewing issues. I do think that as a first project it is a bit ambitious to make a jacket, since you may have to get used to the language and how to assemble things, but it won’t be too long and you can pretty much do anything on this site..

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    Oct 19, 2007, 02.43 PMby ednaw


    I tried to send this to you as a pm, but the system is doing some strange stuff, so I’ll post here.

    Thanks for your response about whether a beginner can sew this jacket. When you wrote, “We would love to teach you anytime how to do this jacket!”, I was happy and a bit confused as to what exactly that means. I’m new to your site and I’m a little unclear as to all it has to offer. If you could clarify a few things for me, I’d be grateful.

    I love this site! I’m completely new to sewing and I can’t wait to make some of these pieces.

    Thank you! Edna

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    Oct 18, 2007, 01.52 PMby burdastyle

    Hi. We’ve posted a Tutorial for sewing the collar of the Eva jacket here. Can’t wait to see everyone’s Eva’s!

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    Oct 17, 2007, 03.14 PMby benedikta

    Glad to hear that you all like the model…. Ednaw, I would best ask your teacher of you are ready to do it. She will know by then if what your capabilities and your level of patience :) when it comes to sewing is…We would love to teach you anytime how to do this jacket!

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    Oct 16, 2007, 07.37 PMby ednaw

    Okay, what are the chances of a new beginner being able to make this? I’m taking a class now where we’re making an elastic waist skirt. I’ll be taken a class in November where we’ll make a structured skirt with a zipper. Any chance I can do this in December, or is it just a pipe dream?

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    Oct 16, 2007, 07.46 AMby squirrellypoo

    ooh, I’m loving the jacket – the red buttons really bring out that red thread in the tartan. (and I think this model lady is my favourite of your recent ones, too!)

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    Oct 16, 2007, 01.45 AMby lilo

    Love it, LOVE IT! This is definitely a MUST for my fall wardrobe, thanks a lot Benedikta ;)

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    Oct 15, 2007, 05.08 PMby olar

    Beautiful, thank you very much! Zora: Elainemay has posted a tutorial that one can use to reduce a multisized pattern.

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    Oct 15, 2007, 04.02 PMby benedikta

    Horsehair is a woven material that you can find at better notion stores. It is either made out of real horse hair or a substitute and is put into the collar of the jacket and ironed on with interfacing. It makes the collar stand up nicely and helps to have crisp edges. It should not be confused with the plastic horsehair, that comes on a roll in different width which is diagonally woven. Best is to ask your local store for a material like horse hair that gives support to a collar in case they don’t carry horse hair
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    Oct 15, 2007, 02.49 PMby pinkhibiscus

    very nice!! yes please explain horsehair!! And, if possible, a tutorial on the sewing of the collar part would be very very much appreciated! I just finished a similar jacket and the collar did not turn out so well. :)

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    Oct 15, 2007, 12.49 PMby sabine

    What is horsehair and what does it do?

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    Oct 15, 2007, 12.03 PMby stephanie-s

    Love It Love It Love It! I already have the perfect fabrics for this adorable EVA blazer! Thanks BurdaStyle you have made my Monday once again!!!

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