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Red hot jacket! With polka dots lining!

Added Jun 8, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






I was a bit fed up with dresses, so I felt like trying something a bit harder! Why not a tailored jacket!!! It is again based on a Burda pattern from the june issue.

I felt like using a quirky lining because the jacket is pretty classic, so, I used polka dots! It was my first attempt to tailoring, and man I hated it at first! But I am really happy with the result!

I made a few alterations:
- At the back, under the waist, I made the pieces a bit bigger so it marks more the waist
- On the front, I curved the bottom and used “bra clips” instead of buttons.

At the moment, I am making a dress with the same fabric as the lining, it’s going to be lovely!

The photos were taken in the basement…

Material Notes

Red cotton for the shell
Flawy Chiffon for the lining (lilac, with red, mauve and orange dots)




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.22 AMby corduroycoat

    I have to get the June issue, this jacket is fierce!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 12.44 PMby britlitgal

    Gah!! I love this! The lining is awesome, and I like that you used hook and eye instead of buttons.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.20 PMby laurwyn

      And soon I’ll have a Marylyn dress with the same polka dots fabric!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 08.49 AMby branak

    that is unreal. I like that it does not have buttons, colour, short sleeves and polka dots go great with it. I am going through my burda magazines and i want to try jacket, but lining looks like a real challenge. I don’t understand the instructions in the magazine. Still, i will give it a go.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 10.56 AMby laurwyn

      Try out on a cheap fabric, it really helps to figure out how it works!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 07.13 AMby ladykatza

    You did an amazing job for a first time jacket! I adore the polkadots. I’ve made a corset and they STILL scare me (I’ve yet to try one). I’d recommend getting Threads Mag issue 147-149 for the “Smart Fit” instructions. They’ve helped me a lot!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 10.51 AMby laurwyn

      I found an old burda book from the 80s with all that you would wish to know! Except it was meant for ladies that had studied sewing at school…
      I was really afraid by jackets too, but i tried the pattern first on a cheap fabric, that I figured out my own instructions!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 03.03 AMby marloncosta

    This is a hot jacket. Interesting closure!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 10.46 AMby laurwyn

      And also easier than buttons. I also think that it will look better on other outfits that have complicated prints!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.36 PMby sibeli

    Cute jacket and you look great in it :-)

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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.04 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    polka dotsssss!!!! :-)

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