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my dear jacket

Added Oct 24, 2010

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






How often do you come across a great pattern, but you can’t seem to find the right fabric for it? So you make yourself a mental note which with time becomes just a hazy feeling that there IS something sewing related that you once planned to do but now you can’t seem to remember what? Too often in my case. I do believe that there is a graveyard of lost ideas somewhere in my subconscious.
Anyway, I’m so glad this jacket find her way out! I love the peplum in the back, wasn’t sure about the front zipper so I made double button closure instead. I was totally psyched when I found this fabric in our local fabric store! Little did I know that working with it is going to be such a painful process, but what can you do. Aside of being perfect for this jacket it was also a real bargain, and I have enough of it to make a skirt too!
Lining is my favorite part! Most of the time i wear it with the sleeves pulled up, so that the sweet yellow lining can be seen :)
We have a beautiful autumn days here, so I took the jacket out for some pictures! Don’t know is it some sort of professional deformation (archaeologist, not an undertaker) but I love old cemeteries. I found them nice and peaceful..
Hope you like it!

Material Notes

Some drapery fabric, the color is light grey with some shimmery silver lines all over it (not sure how much this can be seen in the pictures). Working with it was a royal pain in the gluteus maximus, I barely managed to set my machine right for it. Feed dogs were pulling the fabric in all directions, I literally had to interface every piece in order to gain nice straight stitches. All in all, it was quite a nightmare and I’m so glad that everything came alright in the end.


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Romantic


my dear friend Tea,

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    Nov 16, 2012, 10.00 AMby slanoca

    ovo je divno! odlična jakna :)

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    May 7, 2012, 02.13 PMby mokosha

    uh sto nemam ovu burdu.. bas je super ta jaknica.. e volim i ja groblja (omiljeno mi je ono na gardoshu).. al, imam istu deformaciju kao i ti hehe, pa to i nije cudno.. skeleti su mi najomiljenija stvar za iskopati :)

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    Feb 16, 2012, 10.56 AMby baka-pepica

    joj kako je lijepa! super kroj, ali neznam mislim da je komlicirano za sivanje, jel jako komlicirano?

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      Feb 16, 2012, 12.21 PMby kelerabeus

      Hvala ti! Rekla bih da kroj nije tako komplikovan, možda je čak i jednostavniji od obične jakne jer nema klasičnu kragnu sa reverima. I ovaj zadnji deo je prilično jednostavan, samo pratiš upustva. Moj ti je savet da ga probaš sa nekom tkaninom koja ti nije preterano srcu draga, pa ako i nešto krene naopako neće biti tako strašno!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 12.35 PMby baka-pepica

      hvala na odgovoru mislim da cu pokusat, jer bas mi se svida, izgleda tako vintage :)

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    Mar 17, 2011, 07.00 PMby Lynn Wells

    I’ve almost completed this style from the download and you’re right, the instructions leave a lot to be desired! Mine is in a red ‘Faille’, also difficult to sew and frays a lot, I’m about to sew the buttonholes and then it’s done. It looks fantastic though, I can’t wait to wear it. I’m going to take inspiration from yours next time because I fully intend to make it again. Hopefully it should be easier then………..! Congratulations on your ‘dear jacket’!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 06.22 PMby teriweri

    I love this jacket and love the double breasted front. This is the jacket im going to make ! Im doing mine out of dupion for a dress jacket and your pictures have inspired me to go for it. It looks amazing !

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    Jan 2, 2011, 12.10 AMby becky-del-paramo

    love the jacket it´s a great great job! and love pictures too!!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.09 AMby tine94

    This is wonderful. I’ve always wanted a nice jacket with a part like that at the back but havent found and decent patterns.

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    Oct 27, 2010, 08.39 PMby jd98

    a lovely jacket and all the little details make it even more special!

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      Feb 17, 2012, 06.27 PMby Shannon Grech

      i 2nd that!! little details just are always what catch my eye the most and make me fall in love with the garment! this jacket is no exception, it’s awesome :)

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    Oct 27, 2010, 11.48 AMby niña blanca

    Jaknica je prekrasna a slike su ti fantastične……..da bar ja imam dobar fotić!!!! ;)

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    Oct 27, 2010, 05.56 AMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Fantastic detailing and the scallop detailing on the lining is tops. Beautiful job.

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    Oct 26, 2010, 02.44 PMby janul

    VEry nice, the lining is great… I love cemeteries too :)

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      Oct 27, 2010, 12.15 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I feel less like a weirdo now :)

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    Oct 25, 2010, 05.48 PMby dabura

    very chic. looks great on you.

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    Oct 25, 2010, 04.14 PMby seazoo

    The silhouette is PERFECT! Beautiful!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 03.19 PMby juebejue

    its beautiful!!! i love the little lace at the lining and shell joint!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 01.10 PMby apfelbluete

    wow! great job!!! great processing!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 12.33 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Looks lovely! This pattern is one in my pile of items to make – soon! I have black wool for it, but I love your grey and yellow combo.

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      Oct 25, 2010, 09.41 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I really recommend you to give it a try, pattern is great. Although mine is from the magazine, as I understand the one that can be downloaded from the site has some troubles with the instructions.

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      Oct 26, 2010, 05.40 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      I will be using the one from the magazine, it’s already traced out, I just need to do a few other items before I can make it.

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    Oct 25, 2010, 12.27 PMby farahajh

    This jacket is so pretty – I love the peplum, and you have done a great job on fitting.

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      Oct 25, 2010, 09.35 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks :) truth to be told, my alterations are really minimal and this great fit is all due to the pattern itself!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 12.26 PMby anajan

    Sjajna jaknica, Vesna! Razmisljam se da i sebi napravim jednu, mada iz iskustva znam da su mi prakticnije zatvorenije jakne. Super su ti fotke – ko bi rekao da je Novo groblje tako fotogenicno (khm, valjda je to Novo groblje)?

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    Oct 25, 2010, 11.50 AMby matinee

    Your jacket is gorgeous – the hassle of the fabric was worth the finished product. I love it! And the lining looks brilliant, especially the piping around the join. Congratulations!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 11.46 AMby carottesauvage

    Ah, your picture looks like a Gaspar Friedrich painting! Very romantic. I love this grey/blueish colour and yes you mastered the lining as perfectly as the rest!

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      Oct 25, 2010, 09.49 PMby kelerabeus

      well this one goes to my friend behind the camera! thanks Hélène :)

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