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Men's Cotton Twill Jacket

Added May 16, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this casual cotton twill jacket from a vintage men’s shirt pattern and just cut off the bottom and added a waistband. It has princess seams and old black plastic buttons. It also matches my EZ-PZ Kwik Sew pants I made earlier in the week!

Material Notes

I used the same cadet blue cotton twill I used for my pants. I had about 5 yards and I STILL have more!

You can read more about the jacket on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.




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    May 19, 2010, 01.25 AMby gedwoods

    Love the look of this! Great cuffs and hem. And like Ralf, I adore the princess seams – hadn’t ever thought about using them on men’s garments. Shows you what I know :)

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    May 18, 2010, 11.28 AMby elguanche

    I like it!

    Buuuuuuuutttttt :-P

    I think the shouldes are a bit to wide… it would have a more vintage look if the shoulder from the shirt corresponds with your shoulder…

    know what I mean???

    Like your style!!


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      May 19, 2010, 01.05 PMby Peter Lappin

      I agree. Oh well!

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      May 19, 2010, 05.09 PMby suzetewilliams

      I’ll have to disagree with you Basti. I couldn’t fault this jacket. Peter rocks in the sewing department. I wish I had his talent. :-)

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      May 20, 2010, 06.42 AMby elguanche

      This has nothing to do with talent neighter with beeing a good tailor or a bad. It is just a question of taste. In my opinion would it be nicer to have a shoulder that corresponds with the real shoulder. But I am not the person who decides. If he likes it this way, it will be okay and great!

      In the 70s it was a detail that the shoulders of the clothes were very tend to the body. Look at the cover of this pattern, there also you can see it.

      I did not say that this jacket is bad worked. I like this jacket.
      I have just talked about my own opinion about this way of style… or is that forbidden here?
      I think not.

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    May 17, 2010, 09.42 AMby suzetewilliams

    Peter, you might become the new Tom Ford… Gorgeous jacket and if I didn’t know otherwise (do I know otherwise? lol) I’d say it’s shop bought.

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    May 16, 2010, 10.52 PMby gillthecat

    tastefull and cool,,

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    May 16, 2010, 06.16 PMby kitzler

    Both you and this project are very cool. I have to get some guts start altering patterns in this brave cool way.

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      May 19, 2010, 01.06 PMby Peter Lappin

      It’s actually pretty easy once you get started.

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    May 16, 2010, 02.22 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    hi peter! great job again. i love the princess seams and your choice of material (fabric and buttons) is allways of such good taste. the changes you did to the pattern brought it into our decade and still keeps this vintage hint i adore so much on cloth!

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      May 19, 2010, 01.06 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks! Now it’s back to some dresses. ;)

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