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Layla Jacket

Added Dec 21, 2011

by Rosalie Boland

Sydney, Australia






i was given the pattern butterick b4929 to use and i had always wanted to try my hand with pin tucking so i created this jacket for my good friend Layla. I admit the pin tucking could be better but it was difficult working with such a large piece of fabric. At least she likes the jacket

Material Notes

i used a thin grey wool i had been given and took the zip out of a jacket i got at a second hand store. apparently it is hard to get an open ended metal tooth zip in a 40cm length as i found out.




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    Apr 16, 2014, 11.31 AMby ginaminton

    Great. The jacket looks fabulous.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 03.18 PMby Ruth Meiland

    amaizing job!!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.29 AMby Ravince

    this is so lovely.

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    Jan 25, 2012, 11.02 PMby poppykettle

    Seriously totally awesome. Love it!

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    Jan 5, 2012, 09.43 PMby coeurcouture

    That jacket looks gorgeous!! I looked up the pattern and it doesn’t have any pintucks in the pattern – how did you do it?? I am only a novice but I would like to give it a go!! Thanks, coeurcouture

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      Jan 16, 2012, 05.42 AMby Rosalie Boland

      Thank you! for the pintucks i just made up a bit piece of the fabric with all the markings and stitched the lines.
      then went laying out the pattern pieces i doubled the fabric of tucks, and tried as best i could to line up all the rows of tucking and hold them in place with pins so when the pieces are cut out they will be symmetrical and match up beautifully.
      sorry this is all sounding very confusing but it is quite simple. just take your time and think about it twice before you cut anything. if you need to know more just let me know i will be happy to try and explain again. good luck

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    Dec 23, 2011, 03.46 AMby KazztheSpazz

    Pintuck Queen, seriously she would want to like the jacket, it’s pretty awesome. Well done.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 02.09 PMby zaarissima

    wow! fantastic!!!!

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    Dec 22, 2011, 12.06 PMby TatataLicious

    Very nice! Reminds me of a Renaissance Doublet, but with a modern twist =)

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    Dec 22, 2011, 11.58 AMby tirrs

    really amazing!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 09.22 PMby Olivia Anne

    wow you’re crazy this looks amazing

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.25 PMby Rosalie Boland

      Thank you! I think your work is wonderful too.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 08.11 PMby aurorabella

    Phenomenol!! Great Job.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 08.07 PMby suribabe

    You’ve done a great job.. The jacket looks fantastic.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.53 PMby sadienorway

    ooh love the pin tucks, especially in the back :)

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.22 PMby Rosalie Boland

      Thank you. They were worth the effort to do them.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.47 PMby step-van-b

    Love it! Very cool.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 05.26 PMby TheSewingStudio

    Wow! The detail is amazing!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 05.03 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow, this is spectacular!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.45 PMby LadyDanburry

    The best thing I’ve seen in a while.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.18 PMby turtlegirl00

    wow! awesome job! This is a great jacket—love the color/shape/etc. way to go!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.16 PMby turtlegirl00

    wow! awesome job! This is a great jacket—love the color/shape/etc. way to go!

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.12 PMby Rosalie Boland

      Thank you very much for such a lovely response

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.48 PMby lisa g

    the tucks are great! love this idea. nice work! :)

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.11 PMby Rosalie Boland

      I am pleased you think so. Thank you :)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 03.18 PMby mynameisdavid

    Wow! This is incredible!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.35 PMby fashionfreek

    I like your detail pin tucking on your jacket. Looks good!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.22 PMby daughterfish

    This is amazing! Looks great!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 12.52 PMby infinite-plus-one

    this looks amazing, I love it! definitely have to try this!

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.07 PMby Rosalie Boland

      Aww thank you! i would love to see it if you do try it out.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 12.50 PMby marionouchka

    hey not bad at all! I tried to do some pin tucking on my last dress but you succeeded much better than I did! And your friend wears it very well!

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.06 PMby Rosalie Boland

      It was my first attempt. By the sounds of things i pulled it off. Thank you for your lovely response

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    Dec 21, 2011, 09.25 AMby A Sewing Architect

    What a great idea!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 09.23 AMby Craftine

    that’s perfect! : )

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.58 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love this jacket! thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.03 PMby Rosalie Boland

      no problem, i am just glad people seem to be enjoying it.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.55 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    oh wow with the pin tucks! anyone who does something like that is a winner in my book.

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      Dec 21, 2011, 10.02 PMby Rosalie Boland

      haha thank you so much. I am very glad you like it.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.19 AMby libra-s

    You did great job!

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