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Newspaper jacket ;)

Added Sep 8, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I do like print and fun fabric and even if this was a fabric for curtains I loved to make a jacket of it.. I have used pattern #112 Burda 7/2008 and its a 3/4 sleeves jacket, but I prefer longer sleeves, so maybe I should have consider that earlier.. The photos are taken in Singapore ;)

Material Notes

Woven heavy cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Evening Wear

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    Oct 3, 2013, 07.47 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Ooh! I recognise the Botanic Gardens in your photo…I live near it :)) The newsprint is so fun for a jacket, and you’ve made it fit so well!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 09.28 AMby Anjovis

    Great jacket Ellen! I always argue with salespersons when I want to buy curtain fabric to make a clothes :D But sometimes curtains just have so much nicer prints and colours. I love this project!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 09.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot! I agree, but it’s really fun anyway :)

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    Sep 9, 2013, 01.13 PMby kisses

    Cool jacket and I love this fabric….I would so love to have this print . Great photos

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    • El_large

      Sep 9, 2013, 04.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! I have a little bit left so maybe I will sew a vest… :-)

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    Sep 9, 2013, 07.02 AMby liliv-1

    Your jacket is fantastic and you look very pretty and smart as always! I love your Singapore photos:) And I’m jealous of your fabric shopping there!

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      Sep 9, 2013, 04.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Liliv! I have never been to Singapore before, and it was fantastic to do fabric shopping there… :-))

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    Sep 8, 2013, 06.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous jacket, i love this and the matching skirt so much. lucky you going to singapore. the photos are lovely x

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      Sep 8, 2013, 06.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Mary! Yes, it was exciting :)

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    Sep 8, 2013, 03.57 PMby velvetribbon

    You made a very cool jacket, Ellen. I am sure you had great time during your holidays in Singapore:-)

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      Sep 8, 2013, 06.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you Hana! Yes, we had a wonderful trip ;)

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    Sep 8, 2013, 03.10 PMby melodym

    Sometimes curtains make a better jackets. Loving the fun fabric on this amazing jacket.

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      Sep 8, 2013, 06.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that’s true – and I just love print fabric ;)

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.46 AMby dayocouture

    The fabric makes it a statement jacket. Nice

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    Sep 8, 2013, 08.38 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is very nice and I’m sure that the fabric is very happy to be a jacket and travel around the world instead of becoming curtains:-) I like the newspaper print and I love the jacket, am going to make it, too (but next warm season:)). I like the idea to lengthen the sleeves. The outfit suits you and you look very stylish.

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      Sep 8, 2013, 09.21 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you lonce again Oksana! I found some new print fabric in Singapore, so I’m so excited! :))
      I’m sure you will be happy with this model :-)

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