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Nadine Cropped Jacket

Added Mar 26, 2010

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...






This was another, larger piece of wool that I got off the remnant table the same time I found that terrific green jersey. I decided to make it into a jacket, and I really liked the plus sized modifications to the Nadine Jacket. So I printed out the original and modified according to the directions on the site.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way I must have made a mistake. I think what happened is that I didn’t take into account that when modifying the pattern for myself, I shouldn’t have removed the same amount of length, but rather then same ratio of length, if that makes sense. 8 inches off a size 34 peplum is a much larger fraction then it is from a size 44 peplum.

Anyway, the jacket ended up being WAY too narrow from the waist down, and I didn’t have any fabric to recut the bodice and peplum pieces, so it became more of a shrug. The fit turned out pretty well, but the short length seems to make it oddly formal. I have to admit I rather hated the finished piece (which is why it doesn’t have buttons yet), but it looks sort of cute over this dress.

Long story short, I definitely recommend making a muslin of this jacket if you plan on making the plus sized modifications.

Material Notes

Oatmeal wool jersey, navy satin lining and placket.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Satin, Wool

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    Jul 6, 2012, 05.34 AMby leokadia

    Was für ein wunderschönes Jäckchen und mit einem so hübschen Kleid ….. einfach sehr schön zum Anschauen, immerwieder!

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    Jul 16, 2011, 04.30 AMby ladykatza

    I love the idea of this jacket without the peplum, making it more like a bolero with a dramatic collar.

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    Jul 15, 2011, 02.12 AMby koobakii

    Amazing jacket, I know this was a drama for you but I just love it, looks really great on you. I have just drafted a pattern for a formalish shrug but now that I’ve seen your jacket I’m much more inclined to alter it to be more like yours.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.39 PMby denise2003

    That is so cute! It looks great on you.

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    Jul 1, 2010, 09.22 AMby anajan

    I’d wear this jacket in a heartbeat! I don’t think it’s too formal. Paired with jeans or denim skirt it would look sassy, yet casual. Also, the cropped length gives it a dramatic effect, which could be emphasized when worn with longer tops underneath. Well, you’ve certainly inspired me to give this pattern a try :).

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    Jul 1, 2010, 08.48 AMby sophielophie

    I absolutely love the collar on the jacket! I think the cropped style makes it look different and goes perfectly with the dress.

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    Apr 18, 2010, 06.56 PMby hannnc

    i prefer this as a cropped jacket! oh if only i had the time to make everything i wanted to.. well done it’s fantastic!!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.48 PMby Erin E

    I really like it! It is a tad bit formal, but I think you could still dress it down. If I were to make this I think I’d do a twill or a crisp cotton which would be great for spring! I really like how you added the blue strip down the placket. Very pretty :)

    I featured this jacket on my blog :)

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      Mar 30, 2010, 01.54 PMby corduroycoat

      It would be great in cotton in a nice spring green or yellow! Perhaps with a floral satin lining? It would definitely be a more wearable day to day piece, too.

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    Mar 28, 2010, 03.27 PMby bethanyb

    I would LOVE to have that in my wardrobe, that is fantastic! And it would compliment so many different tops. (PS I was just reading your proflie and I too am a hooper!! thumbs up!)

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      Mar 30, 2010, 01.53 PMby corduroycoat

      Nice! I knew there were bound to be some more hoopers on this site, they’re so often the crafty type!

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    Mar 28, 2010, 09.52 AMby bttn

    Lovely jacket, I love your version of Nadine

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    Mar 27, 2010, 03.34 PMby bohemiannow

    Very elegant. Good job!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 01.52 PMby helenadoll

    It looks really good, you shouldn’t hate it! :~)

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    Mar 27, 2010, 09.48 AMby sarsaparilla

    Wow, it looks great as a cropped jacket!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 07.16 AMby suzetewilliams

    This jacket is a real classic and beautifully done. Suits you well too. xx

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    Mar 27, 2010, 06.55 AMby juebejue

    i think tis adorabe! I have a few high waisted dresses that would look cute with your cropped jacket. hmm, maybe time to make a jacket!

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      Mar 30, 2010, 01.45 PMby corduroycoat

      It does seem to work well with the empire waist!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 05.28 AMby nglalala

    Super cute jacket!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 11.30 PMby villina

    So lovely! Did you make your dress as well? What pattern was that! Well done lady!

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      Mar 27, 2010, 12.48 AMby corduroycoat

      Thank you! I wish I could say I made the dress, the fabric really looks amazing here, I love bright blue! Actually it was a good find at Target, I just bought it a few days ago.

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    Mar 26, 2010, 11.28 PMby smallone

    you know your jacket is super cute as it has turned out… and looks great cropped. So go purchase some less than formal buttons and you’ll be done :)

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      Mar 27, 2010, 12.49 AMby corduroycoat

      Thank you! Hopefully I can find just the right ones to tone down the drama a bit.

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    Mar 26, 2010, 09.10 PMby storres56

    The jacket and dress is such a nice combination. I love mixed textures and patterns. You look great in the outfit. I think your jacket (drama and all) turned out pretty nice. I like your modifications better. Go ahead and put buttons on your jacket, it looks great!

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      Mar 27, 2010, 12.51 AMby corduroycoat

      They did turn out to be a good match, which was a hidden bonus for buying the dress! Thanks for the kind words :-).

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