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Green Asymmetric Jacket

Added Jun 2, 2012

by kintijap

Riga, Latvia






In my grandma’s stash from soviet times I found this fabric, which I assume is meant more for dresses, not jackets. But of course, who takes into consideration the fabric if someone desperately wants to make a jacket. So I took this fabric and made it. It was very tricky, as predicted, to give the right form to it and to deal with all the ironing during sewing, but at the end it turned out quite well and it is qute easy to wear it.




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    Jun 13, 2012, 09.18 PMby servareginae

    Excellent work. This is a vey attractive jacket.

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    Jun 13, 2012, 06.52 PMby morrisminor07

    Wow really beautiful!! Will you share the pattern by any chance?

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    Jun 13, 2012, 04.34 PMby Cheryl Scott

    Lovely heirloom piece. . .congratulations on creating such a beautiful jacket!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 02.38 PMby reginaanne

    You did a beautiful job! This jacket resembles an Armani jacket that is in my closet. His perfectly tailored pieces are made in divine fabric with unusual closures. You have hit all three points. Talk about talent!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 12.58 PMby aliarinaldi

    how to make dress so outfit like that?

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    Jun 13, 2012, 03.45 AMby hinon

    Lovely jacket, I like the fabric you’ve used for it. It fits you well too – always the hard part, getting the fit right!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 01.39 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Gorgeous jacket and the fabric is super too!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 12.52 AMby pacichon

    Just beautiful!

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    Jun 12, 2012, 10.27 PMby rosarini

    We forget how difficult to use some of the vintage fabrics especially with pressing. Love the buttons

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    Jun 12, 2012, 10.25 PMby rosarini

    Lovely….we forget how difficult some of the older fabrics are difficult to use. Love the buttons

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    Jun 12, 2012, 09.41 PMby djam


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    Jun 7, 2012, 05.44 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Lovely! Did you use a pattern or draft your own?

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      Jun 10, 2012, 04.42 PMby kintijap

      Thanks! I made the pattern based on the picture in one of Burda magazines, but do not remember which year and month exactly, could be from 2009. The variation there had buttons in two lines instead of one.

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    Jun 6, 2012, 10.28 AMby kess

    This is beautiful! I lovethe choice of fabric, it doesn’t look out of place at all! very well constructed. K

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    Jun 5, 2012, 08.57 PMby catofdrurylane

    Love the kind of 50’s/ peplum style! Very ‘in’ at the moment!

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    Jun 4, 2012, 07.50 PMby pampula

    super beautiful and feminine, the cut and colour are perfect!

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    Jun 4, 2012, 04.26 PMby guineveresmom

    Beautiful jacket. Great buttons too.

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    Jun 4, 2012, 05.05 AMby Isabel Alexander

    The colour is lovely, and it is a beautiful pattern.

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    Jun 3, 2012, 06.55 PMby Mandy Denham

    I love your choice of buttons!

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    Jun 3, 2012, 03.22 AMby mollykatherine


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    Jun 2, 2012, 09.59 PMby clcorbi

    Wow, this is awesome! I love the button choice, and the unconventional fabric. Great job!


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    Jun 2, 2012, 07.51 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Love the jacket you have made.

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    Jun 2, 2012, 06.32 PMby BrittStitches

    looks amazing! the fabric looks great with that jacket

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    Jun 2, 2012, 05.26 PMby Angela Kane

    A lovely wearable style. The peplum effect is very fashionable this year. You have made it beautifully.

    One of the best things about making your own clothes is that fabric rarely dates. I have fabrics that I have had for many years knowing that their time will come. It pays to take care of your fabrics.

    You will wear this glorious green and it will remind you of the history behind.

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    Jun 2, 2012, 04.46 PMby kihli

    Your jacket turned out great, and the fit is perfect! I also think that the fabric works well with that jacket!

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