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Added Jan 5, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






James Dean, the Fonz, Joan Jett…The classic motorcycle jacket just oozes ‘cool’. Here, we created a pattern for the ideal motorcycle jacket with all the essential details: asymmetrical center front with convertible lapel, zippered pockets, shoulder vents, tabs at the back waist, wrist zips…But then, instead of going down the tried-and-true road with black leather, we decided to give a twist to this classic with a luscious mustard wool. We can’t wait to see your interpretation!

Material Notes

Leather and faux leather can be tricky to sew, so perhaps try doing this jacket in wool, like we did. Silk lining, metal zippers, snaps, interfacing.




Garment Type
Classic, Punk, Rock
Leather/Fur, Wool


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    Jan 6, 2009, 09.41 AMby carottesauvage

    Yes everyone has the right to criticize Hcbouma and should have their say it is a matter of finding the right balance between the down right slamming (e.g. the Kyla pattern) and the raving compliment. Hubert Burda media may earn already enough money to do without burdastyle benefits, this we can conceade, I am not thinking about Herr Hubert’s bank account. We all know that Burdastyle is a very clever (and has proven to be very successful image wise, I don’t know in term of bankability- I am sure that many more persons subscribed to Burda magazine ever since the website was created) marketing initiative to revamp Burda amongst younger generations. When I utter the word respect, I am not only thinking of the founders of burdastyle and the benefactors that are obviously very happy to share their expertise and creativity with us, but I am also thinking of the pattern makers and the interns who usually don’t earn much or nothing (interns), that’s what I mean with the R word…and yes in some parts of the world people are still exploited in sweatshops and they don’t even know what the word stands for… but I am extrapolating….Keep on sweating your * off Burdastyle! so we make our sweaters out of our own sweat!!Yeahhhh eah Someone should invent a little smiley face for ‘tongue in cheek’ would this one do :@ ? XX

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    Jan 6, 2009, 09.34 AMby jem1022

    Just love the color…. It reminds me of the dress that Michelle Williams wore at the Oscars from Givenchy… and the zipper is really neat!

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    Jan 6, 2009, 09.20 AMby barkcloth

    To CarotteSauvage and fraufröhlich: I do respect the Burdastyle team, but can’t I critizise them if I do? Yes, there are a lot of free downloads, which is great, and yes, I love to share my hobby with all of you. But in the end this is a commercial site and Hubert Burda Media wants to earn money with our paid downloads. I think it’s only fair to say why some of the patterns don’t please us and why others do.

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    Jan 6, 2009, 08.38 AMby fraufrohlich

    yeah i agree with carottesauvage R E S P E C T !!!!! btw really great pattern! thank you burdastyle…

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    Jan 6, 2009, 06.38 AMby barkcloth

    This is really a great classic. I agree with the others. I’m willing to pay for quality patterns, and I know that patterns from Burda Magazine fit me perfectly. Four dollars for the simple jersey cocktaildress was too much (also according to other members besides me), but five for this one makes sense to me. Maybe next year I will make this. I’m a bit addicted to coats and jackets and you can only wear one at a time. ;-) Since we’re spoiled with classics….. can we have a real trenchcoat as well? Please?

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    Jan 6, 2009, 06.23 AMby Vivat Veritas

    i love it! i was looking for a pattern like this!

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    Jan 6, 2009, 05.01 AMby carottesauvage

    Really cool pattern! I totally agree with Carillia! There are so many free patterns on burdastyle to play with. For instance, if one finds the pattern too expensive (which is not, come on get real) but wants to make it, have a go at combining different free burdastyle patterns (I am thinking of the Alden Coat, Lancey-for the front cross section-ehhh oops this one if not for free but, or other tops which I have forgotten the names… ah the Idit pattern of course!) in short, everything is there to create for no cost! It is just a matter of using your imagination and being a little courageous, ambitious, and if you are not happy with this week’s pattern well there must a lot of unfinished projects awaiting for completion until you rave at the next uploaded pattern. It must be exhausting trying to please the maximum of members every week (I am thinking of some of the comments on the Kyla pattern two weeks ago, were a bit over the top actually)…so, I say: respect to burdastyle team’s efforts. :)

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    Jan 6, 2009, 04.59 AMby harlekin

    Really nice :), i agree with Carillia, honestly, i don’t mind paying 5 $ as you guys give us so many patterns for free as well as free tutorials. (Compared to other companies producing patterns, this is really generous…)

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    Jan 6, 2009, 02.59 AMby Hedda Nilsen

    Not quite my style, but I’d love to make it for someone else just because the pattern is that cool! But I’m wondering about the length too. In pic 6 I actually think it looks pretty silly, almost like a too big bolero. Might have looked better on a slightly bigger model, maybe?

    I’m also wondering why people are complaining that it costs money. There are heaps of free patterns here, and it’s not like Burda is a charity business. Producing patterns is not done on a hobby basis in this case. It’s pure luxury that a company like Burda actually gives out that many of their products free of charge and I’ll be happy to give a mere five dollars back for the at least 10-15 patterns I’ve used so far!

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    Jan 6, 2009, 02.32 AMby ghainskom

    I think I will buy this pattern eventually, although I’m also slightly disappointed to see that it only goes up to 42 as I’m a 44 bust. I’m just wondering: is the jacket short or is the model wearing her jeans extremely low?

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    Jan 6, 2009, 01.41 AMby madamewu

    och why there is a price? :( love it!!

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    Jan 5, 2009, 11.31 PMby victors

    nice but stopping at a 42 again? :(

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    Jan 5, 2009, 08.33 PMby juebejue

    love all the zipper details

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    Jan 5, 2009, 06.31 PMby genevievelisecasey

    It looks really cute, although a little short, especially since most of us are not built as straight-up-and-down as the model. I’ve been wanting to make a fitted little jacket vaguely inspired by Jean-Pierre Leaud’s character in The 400 Blows and this is perfect. I want to make it in a red/black plaid. Does anyone know of a great place to look for wool coating?

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    Jan 5, 2009, 05.34 PMby lbeaglegirl

    love it :) but not for 5 dollars :(

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    Jan 5, 2009, 05.01 PMby arete999

    It is a really nice jacket!II love the color of fabric!And it looks great on model.For myself I would make it a little longer and more fitted for sure.So I will buy the pattern soon.Thank you very much BurdaStyle!

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    Jan 5, 2009, 03.56 PMby lunatepetal

    coooooooooollllllllllll!! i looooovvvvvvvvve it!!!!!

    it will be a super cool jacket with leather. hmmmm i have to try making one sometime.

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    Jan 5, 2009, 03.47 PMby erdronen

    beautiful jacket! i love the color :)

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    Jan 5, 2009, 02.43 PMby polychromatin

    Really great pattern and great jacket as well! Looks superb! Unfortunately it costs 5 $ :/

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    Jan 5, 2009, 02.33 PMby lala86

    I’m so upset I can’t buy it! It’s a very nice one

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