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Men's Linen Camo Jacket

Added Dec 16, 2010

by analogue

Wonderland, Unit...






While I’m in a bit of a creative slump I thought I’d post something I made this summer. I don’t have much experience making menswear so it’s pretty flawed, but I’d like to encourage people to upload more men’s projects.

This was my first attempt at a men’s suit jacket. I used linen for the outside and lightweight cotton for the (utterly mismatched) lining. The pattern is from the june 2007 issue of Knipmode – it was the only suit jacket pattern I own. The fit is quite loose but otherwise pretty good – I would like to try out some different styles though, wish there was more choice in men’s patterns available. Unfortunately I’m not confident enough to draft men’s patterns myself yet. The lining was not included in the original pattern, so I added this myself as the jacket didn’t seem quite right without it. The buttons are taken of an old garment and reused.

Material Notes

Linen (ca 2.5m), lining (ca. 2m), buttons, interfacing, shoulder pads




Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Linen

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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.31 PMby urbandon

    Looks cool- I would wear that! I do love at least four buttons on a jacket. I agree- wish there were more mens patterns around.

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    Dec 17, 2010, 06.15 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    chapeau for your first jacket! this looks great and is so difficult to be done the way you finished it. nice combination of materials!

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      Dec 17, 2010, 08.38 AMby analogue

      Thank you for the positive comments, it’s really ecouraging :)

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    Dec 17, 2010, 04.25 AMby kelepso

    I think you did a pretty good job! I love camo, plus it’s in this season for men. So great fabric! Keep up the good work! I feel intimidate like you (as it pertains to womenswear). So let’s cross roads together :-) smile

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      Dec 17, 2010, 08.32 AMby analogue

      Thank you very much! Congratulations on winning the Bernina contest by the way, I’m sure you’ll master womenswear in no time.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 02.19 PMby kelepso

      Likewise! Besides, I haven’t even made a men’s coat (jacket) like this one yet, so kudos to you.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.29 PMby stuffit-1

    Oh, don’t pull yourself down! It looks great! It was your first attempt and it turned out more than very well! A firend of mine already asked me about a jacket like yours:) And by the way, I think the lining is perfect! ;) Without fun, the world is just grey! :)

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      Dec 16, 2010, 09.30 PMby analogue

      Thank you very much! I hope you post pictures if you decide to make your friend a similar jacket :) I like random crazy lining fabrics, although in this case it was purely coincidental, I didn’t have anything else remotely suitable (didn’t want to use synthetic lining with linen).

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