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Added Jan 16, 2012

by sallieOh

Galveston, Texas...






This red jacket was my first foray into tailoring. It took quite awhile to get it together, but I think it was worth it. For more, please visit my blog:

Material Notes

red wool gabardine, cotton batiste underlining, hair canvas interfacing, rayon challis lining, thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    Aug 19, 2014, 03.24 PMby Katarina Bally


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    Jul 11, 2013, 12.03 PMby jeffrey

    great style, great fit.

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    Apr 9, 2012, 10.40 PMby isisandra

    Love your blog BTW! I was wondering since you already worked with the pattern, if you had any suggestions or tips for sizing up, or general tips are just as helpful :)

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      Apr 19, 2012, 01.33 AMby sallieOh

      Hey isisandra! Thanks!

      If I remember correctly (its been awhile) I made the second to smallest size (I’m a 34/27/37) and I remember I took in the princess seams a fair amount and raised the waist to hit my natural waist. However pinching out the princess seams changed the armsyce so make sure your sleeves fit okay after you make any sizing adjustments.

      I felt like overall it was a good fit – I was just being picky because I could be :)

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    Mar 24, 2012, 02.22 PMby Petitemess

    I love it!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 09.37 PMby fashionfreek

    Nice jacket. Just love the red:-D

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    Mar 22, 2012, 12.33 PMby mrsbrown

    The lining makes it. Great job!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.26 PMby sallieOh

    Thank you Thank you Burda for featuring me as your member project of the week! I’m just tickled….

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    Mar 21, 2012, 04.42 PMby daughterfish

    This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful jacket and beautiful on you! Love it!

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    Feb 26, 2012, 05.08 PMby icedcacti

    So beautifully done. I love the rose color and the fun lining, too!

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    Feb 15, 2012, 01.29 AMby momartin

    Very cute on you.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 10.44 PMby marlenekey

    simply perfect!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 10.46 PMby mollykatherine

    that jacket is SUPER COOL!!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.26 AMby jacquipardue

    wow, awesome jacket!! it’s gorgeous.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.11 AMby mwelland

    Definitely worth it. The jacket looks fantastic. You’ve inspired me to try one!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 06.09 PMby sallieOh

    Thanks everyone! This jacket was such a great learning experience for me – even just the practice in patience was worthwhile! I’m really loving its charming addition to my wardrobe, and can’t recommend a red blazer in the dead of winter enough!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 05.53 PMby carottesauvage

    super cute! Love the colour

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    Jan 16, 2012, 03.25 PMby Gigette

    Waouuuuh, I love it ;)

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    Jan 16, 2012, 02.08 PMby foursquarewalls

    Wow, well done!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 06.00 AMby smallone

    oh it was so worth the time…tis awesome!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 05.29 AMby JuliaBobbin

    This is 20 different kinds of delicious! Love it!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 04.47 AMby byrdiesews

    Love this jacket! The red is stunning on you! And I love the pop of animal print!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 04.46 AMby schnui

    Beautiful!!! Red really suits you and all the hard work you put into your jacket was well worth it.

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