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my 3/4 length sleeve jacket

Added Sep 26, 2009

by cannes04

Brooklyn, New Yo...






for my birthday, i was given a wonderful assortment of fabrics and one in particular jumped out at me and i immediately thought that it would be perfect as a tailored 3/4 length sleeve lightweight jacket…so i found a pattern online that i liked and went for it. i was totally intimidated at first, but in the end, it came out well. it is my first attempt at a jacket and really – the first time putting sleeves in anything. pretty easy to follow pattern, overall the fit was good (i did make a few adjustments in the sleeves – i brought it in a bit :-) i used vintage buttons (that i covered in the same fabric as the jacket) and made the buttonholes with my machine. thankfully, (after lots of practice), i was able to pull off making buttonholes for real! i added my own vintage brooch to the collar….
i would love to make this in a heavier wool next time…

Material Notes

cotton diamond weaved pattern outer and stretchy synthetic shimmer fabric for the lining, vintage buttons (cover your own), vintage brooch




Garment Type


butterick pattern

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    Oct 12, 2009, 12.54 AMby froglegs

    I like this, nice job.

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    Sep 28, 2009, 04.27 PMby cannes04


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    Sep 27, 2009, 10.03 AMby tschasta

    really sweet. very good combination of pattern and fabric. i like it a lot

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    Sep 26, 2009, 01.54 PMby sewneenee

    The fit of your jacket looks really nice. I have had this pattern in my stash for awhile, now that I see how cute it makes up, I am on it!! great job!!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 07.29 AMby buzzybee

    Lovely pattern and excellent fabric choice!

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