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Matching Red Tweed, Cashmere, & Genuine Leather Jackets

Added Feb 12, 2016

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






Have you ever found a beautiful fabric that was so perfect that you were afraid to do anything with it? A bad design or an errant cut could ruin it forever (or so you think). This red tweed was definitely such a challenge.

During a Christmas 2014 sale, I purchased an absolutely amazing red tweed wool fabric and honey leather buttons from Britex Fabrics. I had my eyes on the red tweed for a very long time before I purchased it. The price was well over $100/yd and I wasn’t sure if the material and colors were as vibrant as they appeared to be online. But to my surprise and delight, I was very impressed with both its quality and colors. (Britex even wrapped it up so nicely!)

I only purchased a yard of the tweed. I knew I wanted to pair it with beige cashmere and the honey leather I had stashed in my closest. I left all the materials in a pile on my eye-level shelf for about two months for inspiration (and to motivate me to finish my orders so I could make the coat for myself). I had a variety of different design ideas, (See a few of the many design idea photos I sent my family & friends in the slideshow below). My sisters could tell you how many (annoying) texts and emails they received as I planned this coat’s pattern and design.

After much thought and feedback from family, I nailed down a coat pattern and coat design. I ultimately chose to make a coat from Burdastyle’s 3/2013 #103 shirt pattern. It was a shirt pattern, but I knew (with adjustments) it had the potential to be an awesome coat!…

Read and see more photos on my blog post here: http://www.marusyamarusya.com/matching-red-tweed-cashmere-genuine-leather-custom-jackets-for-gigi-cha-cha-mimi/




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Preppy, Mod, Business
Cashmere, Leather/Fur, Wool

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    Mar 9, 2016, 06.17 PMby cur-jargon

    beautiful craftsmanship. tender photography. lovely.

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    Feb 23, 2016, 07.53 AMby kartiksharma

    wow lovely jackets

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    Feb 23, 2016, 07.53 AMby kartiksharma

    wow lovely jackets

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    Feb 23, 2016, 07.53 AMby kartiksharma

    wow lovely jackets

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    Feb 18, 2016, 02.29 PMby Sasha Werner


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    Feb 18, 2016, 02.11 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Very cute coats! Both the big and small! :)

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    Feb 18, 2016, 06.30 AMby Mary Athey

    Just beautiful sewing. I love both coats and your niece gigi is a gorgeous we dote. Fabulous coats and well done for being featured x

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    Feb 18, 2016, 05.46 AMby jaderbug

    This is so cute!!

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    Feb 17, 2016, 10.12 PMby lomarilou

    I envy your talent! Incredibly perfect! Well done!

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    Feb 17, 2016, 09.18 PMby rockergirl

    so cute bravooo

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    Feb 17, 2016, 05.38 PMby TyMarie

    Love everything about this! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of the BurdaStyle.com homepage this week. :)

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    Feb 15, 2016, 06.28 PMby SueMH

    These coats are both beautiful, and what gorgeous photos!!!

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    Feb 13, 2016, 11.07 PMby Mokara

    Gorgeous! I LOVE your pictures too.

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    Feb 13, 2016, 08.36 PMby RashaT

    Ahhh it looks so great on both of you, Marusya:-) I love it!

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    Feb 13, 2016, 12.43 PMby chula123

    This is sooooo brilliant!! gorgeous materials and buttons. And your niece is a little sweetheart :-))

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      Feb 21, 2016, 03.48 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! I’m glad they all came together nicely!

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    Feb 13, 2016, 12.19 PMby Beccki

    Amazing coats they both look so beautiful.

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    Feb 13, 2016, 07.27 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Looks fabulous Marusya! Great job!!

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      Feb 21, 2016, 03.50 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Ellen! I haven’t had time to browse Burdastyle projects. I need to catch up on all your awesome projects!!

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    Feb 13, 2016, 01.42 AMby Bbtiny

    This is awesome! I know exactly what you mean being afraid to cut a precious fabric!!! Coming with this price I would really be nervous! You made such great coats out of these fabrics, I love them! They are both very unique and I’m sure you will be happy with your coat for years! Great job! I want to have it ;O)

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      Feb 21, 2016, 03.52 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thank you! I’m happy (and relieved) it all came together in the end. I was afraid the half finished project would forever be half finished and haunt my coat rack!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 09.07 PMby Maria Hayek

    They’re both beautiful! You both look gorgeous!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 08.21 PMby rita61

    Beautiful matching jackets!!!!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 04.17 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    How many times can I add this to my favourites?

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