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Short Kimono Sleeve Jacket - Ultimate Member Model Challenge

Added Jul 31, 2015

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






My jacket is made from a crinkled rayon metallic satin, with the dull crepe side out for the collar facing. I graded the pattern down (as the sizing is for tall) to my proportions by taking out two inches, in two different horizontal pleats at the bust and waist in the pattern. This pattern was really pretty easy – I made it in about 4 hours. There are hook-and-eyes to close the waist instead of snaps, in order to take advantage the the pull from the elastic. This jacket reminds me of something from the era of the 1950’s with it’s kimono sleeves…very comfy! Please check my blog for more info – https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/retro-forward-burda-style-kimono-jacket/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Vintage, Casual, Classic, Bridal
Blends, Rayon, Satin

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    Aug 9, 2015, 10.12 AMby sewing fanatic

    nice jacket x

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    Aug 5, 2015, 05.26 PMby miinkaa

    It looks great. One of my future projects – again. Like many others. It’s good to know that it’s easy to make.

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    Aug 2, 2015, 08.33 PMby SeamRacer

    Thank you ladies! It was kind of a jump to make the jacket in such an unusual fabric, but it was different, so I really liked it. I want to find excuses to wear it now!

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      Apr 26, 2018, 11.39 AMby FluffyBottom

      Beautiful jacket! Looks so comfy, I will try the pattern as well! (and love your sausage dog avatar – we have one too!)

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    Jul 31, 2015, 01.13 PMby liliv-1

    It’s so chic with the skirt and the color is just perfect!

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    Jul 31, 2015, 05.23 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely and such a nice colour.good luck x

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    Jul 31, 2015, 05.02 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just Lovely! Good luck :-)

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