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Issay Miyake Jacket

Added Jul 12, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






This is a Vogue pattern from the designer Issay Miyake. I originally admired this jacket here on Burdastyle from GuerillaEmbroidery and decided I would have to attempt to make one for myself.

Although I questioned the way the collar was constructed, the pattern in general was very straight forward and easy to follow. The alterations I made were to omit the pockets, add an inch to the overall length and sew the front and back collar sections together ( this made for a cleaner, more finished ruffle). I had been saving this pattern until I found a fabric that was worthy of the design, but became impatient and ended up using this vintage denim I had on hand. I’m rather pleased that I did, for it’s very versatile and turned out nice. I lined the inside with some beautiful fabric I found at a fabric swap. I think it’s rayon, but can’t be sure.The lining is so lovely that it definitely adds to my interest in wearing the jacket , like a secret added bonus or something. It’s really the little things, isn’t it?

My husband was able to snap a photo of me in the jacket this past weekend while wearing it out. That’s my eldest son Evan with me.

Material Notes

Vintage Denim & Rayon Floral Print




Garment Type
Denim, Rayon

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    Sep 16, 2010, 07.16 AMby cristinalanz

    I love the pattern and bought it a year ago but respecting Miyake as much as I do, I must admit that I have been apprehensive to choose wrongly the material. Having said that, I adore how yours came together. Material, colour, changes… so inspiring…. might even find it in my to take on the challenge!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 01.57 PMby sophie11

    Just great!! You look lovely in it too – really suits your style. I agree with the cleaner ruffle.

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    Jul 18, 2010, 01.07 PMby guerillaembroidery

    really beautiful! The colour is gorgeous. I wondered about joining the collar pieces togather, and it looks great! I want to make another one for myself (the orginal one was for my mum), so I will try that next time!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 02.35 AMby elenay

    I bought this pattern more than a year ago and have yet to get up the courage to tackle it or find the right fabric to use. However I am encouraged by seeing what a beautiful job you did on this jacket and also by the fact that you are offering help. That is so generous of you. I have difficulty finding good fabric where I live in upstate New York. I think a nice crisp polished cotton or blend would look great. so I will keep looking. Your use of denim was different and it certainly worked. Very nice job.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 05.25 PMby caramia-made

    Hmmm… looks like this pattern might be a candidate for a new fall jacket this year ;) I adore your creation!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 02.38 AMby nehmah

    Excellent work. Congratulations. BTW, I really like the lining fabric. Cordially, nehmah

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    Jul 15, 2010, 11.29 PMby milkthistle

    I’m half way through this jacket, and my sewing teacher ruined my collar so i’ve been too disheartened to carry on with it!

    All i have to do is fix the collar and finish the bottom bit — you’ve inspired me to finish it!

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      Jul 16, 2010, 02.41 AMby nehmah

      Please, do so. A slight hint, if the collar just cannot be corrected, look for a complementary fabric and try to replace the collar using Rifka’s way. Cordially, nehmah

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      Jul 16, 2010, 05.54 AMby rifka

      Oh no! What happened? Was it the finishing of the collar edge that did it? I thought using a bias tape to finish the collar end would be an interesting option too. Depending on the fabric you were working with, it might add a nice color contrast. Regardless, don’t give up! I want to see it.

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    Jul 15, 2010, 05.35 PMby mje2009

    Sooo pretty. I love the blue. Awesome tailoring.

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    Jul 15, 2010, 01.23 AMby shedoz213

    WOW that jacket is fabulous!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 04.20 PMby nic305

    This is so pretty. Hopefully by winter i’ll be skilled enough to make this!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 05.01 AMby smallone

    Rifka I love your alteration to this it makes it very classic…and that lining ooooh that lining !

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    Jul 14, 2010, 03.44 AMby kelepso

    Beautiful job! It’s lovely!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 07.41 PMby gray

    That is really gorgeous- I love the colour! Wow, you look grea tin it!! You are so encouraging to everyone who wants to give it a shot but it really looks bloody hard!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.12 PMby tejka

    wow, what a jacket! i admire people that are capable of sewing such things. i would sew it never in my life, i think…great job!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.01 PMby cathysews

    I would love to be able to create something as good as this!! A really beautiful jacket.

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      Jul 13, 2010, 05.13 PMby rifka

      You can do it too! Really, you should try. It’s just a matter of following the instructions. I will help you if you get stuck or are not sure about something. I’m serious! That goes for anyone else who needs help with this pattern as well.

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    Jul 13, 2010, 09.52 AMby suzetewilliams

    Wow, this is really pretty. Actually pretty isn’t the word… it’s more like sophisticated. I love the colour as well. I might try this some day. This is definitely worthy of the front cover.

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.54 AMby threadgardener

    OMG! I super love this pattern!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 02.45 AMby ajtak7171

    This is perfect. What a great pattern and execution. You made all the right choices! Gee, now I want that pattern, too… :-)

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    Jul 13, 2010, 01.54 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    how do u have so much time to sew. im very jealous!

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    Jul 12, 2010, 11.26 PMby gillthecat

    i love the snap as you call it of you and your son, nice and natural, a lovely jacket indeed now im going to see if i can find it to love the lining and the colour well done,, nice to see some natural photos

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    Jul 12, 2010, 11.18 PMby hayleyroper

    Beautiful. Very stylish and a fantastic color. So I just bought this pattern on eBay, literally saw your fantastic creation and went and got the pattern so I can make one myself. :)

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      Jul 13, 2010, 02.40 AMby rifka

      That’s great! I did the same when I first saw it. I look forward to seeing yours when completed.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 09.55 PMby susisonne

    Absolutely great! Love the color and I have to get this pattern :-)

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    Jul 12, 2010, 09.34 PMby laurwyn

    This jacket is GORGEOUS! So classy and quirky in the same time! I like the fact you removed the pockets, it looks more simple and polished like that! And the lining is so nice! I’m jealous!

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