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Nina's Crop swing jacket

Added Jan 3, 2010

by ninaribena

Canberra, Australia






This is a little jacket I made using a vintage Vogue pattern for a dress (#3829). I loved the shoulders on the bodice of the dress, but for a jacket, I wanted to add some swing in the back. I also added a cuff panel at the bottom of the sleeves (when I realised they were too short for the look I wanted) and added gorgeous vintage apple green buttons and a fun lining.

I also attempted ‘proper’ button holes (but they only look good from a distance!!).

Material Notes

The fabric is upholstery wool which was left over from the design showroom I worked in! It is foresty green with a little gold in it. It really is quite warm to wear. The lining is a quilting weight cotton print fabric in gorgeous Asian blooms – mustard background.




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage
Cotton, Wool

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.57 PMby ninaribena

    Thank you very much everyone!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 05.41 AMby smallone

    really cleaver use of the vintage dress pattern…and so beautifully executed. lovely!!

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    Jan 5, 2010, 06.48 PMby brwnskngurl

    this is nice…

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    Jan 5, 2010, 12.51 PMby noor79

    love it , the color so nice

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.48 PMby lovelybones

    love the lining

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    Jan 3, 2010, 06.35 PMby rebeccaaa

    You did a super job! I love the color along with the lining. Fabulous work Nina!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.43 PMby sunnilj9

    I love the lining! Its so fabulous and that green…swoon! It looks like a million bucks!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.40 PMby Jodi Wade

    this is adorable and that lining is fantastic!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.22 PMby nikkishell

    Oh i LOVE IT!!

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