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my lucky ruffles jacket

Added Mar 5, 2011

by scarletohara

Quilpué, Chile






Hola burdasewers.

First of all I would like to say I’m so sorry for my english. I’m not perfect at it but I try to do my best to explain every project I make as clear as possible. My first lenguage is spanish.

Now… I would like to show you my latest project.
I’m sorry for the bad pics quality, as soon as I get a better camera I’ll change the pictures.
I swear the jacket looks amazing and people gave me great compliments about it but those pictures show a very crappy version of it… for now that’s all I have.

When I first saw the “rouche jacket” I fell inlove with it, nettevivante did an amazing job and I’m super glad she shared her project with us because otherwise I would have never been inspired and I dont think I would have taken the risk to make an amazing garment like this.

It’s late summer here so I wanted to make something that I could wear in the cold breezy summer nights and semi-cold early autumn and also at the same time I wanted something unique, more dressy and cool.

I can do patterns of many garments except jackets. I had absolutely no idea of how to draw a jacket pattern, so for a few days i searched on the net for a jacket free pattern and i was lucky enough to find this free pattern. http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/women/jackets/jacket-with-button-loops.html
I thought it was perfect for the kind of jacket I wanted to make. The siluet was right and the lapel was perfect for that.
this is my first time making a jacket and It was a difficult project because it took me about 3 weeks to finish it because I gave up many times.

I used gabardine as main fabric. 1.5mt
I know gabardine fabric is such a pain in the butt if you dont own a serger, and i don’t . …so I had to used cover seem lace to finish the seams.
I’ve never done a jacket lining so I used black lace for most of it and I wanted something cute for the armholes and lapel edges so I used purple lace.
about gabardine fabric…. the zigzag scissor didn’t work much because it kept fraying over and over so I had to double sew it to have a decent finishing seams.
For the ruffles I used bistretch fabric (polyester)
and I made the neck with thin interfacing on it.

Anyway… thats all i wanted to saw… the jacket is amazing.
I went to a job interview today with it and I got the job so I think this is my lucky jacket.
it’s so warm and looks great….it is exactly what I wanted and more… and also I think making it was absolutely worth it.

edit: I just changed the pictures :D

Material Notes

gabardine 1.5 mt (polyester and rayon)
seam cover lace



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Rayon


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    Mar 5, 2011, 10.00 PMby artepart

    I love your ruffle jacket and maybe your pictures could be better but we all know the feeling of excitement when something is ready and you want to show the Burda World as soon as possible.Good luck with your new job xxxxxxx.

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    • Scarlet_large

      Mar 6, 2011, 02.04 AMby scarletohara

      thank you so much, im glad you like it. I just uploaded new ones.
      I love burdaworld, lol I’m obsessed with this page.

  • Me2_large

    Mar 5, 2011, 10.09 AMby violetsky

    Congratulations on getting your job. I think you have a very lucky jacket there.

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    • Scarlet_large

      Mar 6, 2011, 02.03 AMby scarletohara

      thank you so much. you are very nice

  • Naburdaprofil_large

    Mar 5, 2011, 08.15 AMby janul

    Hello! I hope you don´t mind a bit of an advice… Sometimes it´s just a good idea to wait until you have the better camera for the pictures… pictures not good enough are just not worth it (I regreted myself few times not uploading nice photos…). Also it´s better to ask someone to take a photo of you, it looks much better, plus everyone can get better idea of the garment. The jacket is nice! good job.

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    • Scarlet_large

      Mar 6, 2011, 02.03 AMby scarletohara

      i really appreciate your comment… Im thankful for that.
      good advices are always welcomed.
      I got too excited and yeah I uploaded new pictures.

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