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Motorcycle Jacket

Added Dec 4, 2009

by ninjasewer

San Francisco, C...






I wanted to have a “vegan” motorcycle jacket that had the right look. The “Larissa” pattern was just the style I wanted.
I modified the pattern by making the jacket longer, particularly in the back.

Material Notes

I used a textured basket weave cotton that has a slight sheen. People assume it’s leather until I tell them the fabric is cotton. I used a sewn in cotton/linen interfacing which I doubled and quilted for the lapel area.




Garment Type



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    May 15, 2013, 09.36 AMby huchlerk

    Hi- I know you posted this a while ago but I’m fairly novice, would like to sew this jacket, and would appreciate any tips on how to lengthen the bodice. My email is katie.huchler@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    Dec 16, 2012, 12.02 AMby fquiri

    You look gorgeous in motorcycle jacket.

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    May 3, 2012, 05.42 PMby darkhorse

    Wow, fabulous!

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    Jul 10, 2011, 11.35 PMby poppykettle

    I love the fabric and you’ve achieved a really great fit!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 05.23 PMby crazygrlinakyahoocom

    Amazing Ok I have a silly question I bought this pattern and Im having trouble reading the sizing chart. I understand the top row which I assume is bust size but what is the Talle .

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    Dec 26, 2010, 08.04 PMby gailymoore

    This looks really amazing, great fit, the material hangs well, the contrast of the thick silver zips with the black is cool. Works really well. Special.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 07.21 PMby antilabel

    I don’t suppose that you know the gauge of the zippers and where I could find them?? I have been DESPERATELY searching for something thicker than the #10 zipper, which in itself, is hard to find!!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 08.34 PMby ninjasewer

      I got the zippers from Custom Zips through the internet in the “heavy duty” size.

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    Apr 14, 2010, 02.11 PMby carotweenie

    Just a question: did you use a 40 cm zip as you made the Larissa longer or did you buy a longer zip? It is wonderful! Carole from Paris.

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      Aug 1, 2010, 08.59 PMby ninjasewer

      Yes, I still used a 40 cm zipper.

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    Apr 14, 2010, 01.50 PMby brookenorthrup

    Wow! I love it!!! It is so inspiring….and love the vegan-ness of it. It’s great as well if you don’t want the heavy leather look, yours is more spring/summer feeling. I am going to master some more skills and put this on my wish list.

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.25 PMby Isabel Alexander

    Really awesome.

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    Dec 6, 2009, 08.36 PMby smallone

    extremely stylish!… love you combo of fabric with white zippers – very chic indeed.

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    Dec 6, 2009, 02.16 AMby liaspace

    I love this jacket :) very stylish on you

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    Dec 5, 2009, 04.06 PMby wzrdreams

    Very nice! I think the added length was a great choice, it looks like a perfect fit.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 02.26 PMby nenasew

    Love the jacket. I was going to ask why is this jacket “vegan” but I think I figured it out. Its not leather.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 12.20 PMby nikkishell

    Nice work!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 05.20 AMby fabricaddict

    great jacket!!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 03.43 AMby reneebies

    looks very well made

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    Dec 5, 2009, 12.23 AMby be-bops1

    Very cool looking!

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