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The Librarian Jacket

Added Sep 27, 2010

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada






I used the Simplicity 2652 pattern for this jacket. I made the project way more difficult than it needed to be by using a plaid fabric and then lining it. Matching the pattern (as much as possible) made for some stressful afternoons, but I am so happy with the result! I made button holes for the first time and they weren’t nearly as scary as I thought.

Material Notes

I used a plaid wool, lined with navy polyester.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Velvet, Wool

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    Nov 2, 2010, 05.50 PMby sunnilj9

    I love this colorful plaid you’ve used! What a fabulous way to start Fall! I’m sure you’ll wear it with everything, naturally. Just sweet and so fun!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 09.02 PMby sew4my3

    Love plaid and love jackets, so this one is a 5 star for me!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 12.45 PMby nidhi

    brilliant job using the plaid fabric! the colours are great!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.38 AMby cappucine

    It’s beautiful, conguatulation

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    Sep 29, 2010, 03.14 AMby nessys

    I commend you for your brave choice of choosing to use plaid/check! You’ve done a lovely job of this and it looks fantastic!

    PS I LOVE your lippy!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 02.37 AMby hamble

    What a great jacket! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Sep 29, 2010, 01.26 AMby erica-penton

    Thank you all! It was frustrating (I had to use so many pins), but so worth it.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.31 AMby louisebarbara

    This is a great jacket, I love the fabric.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 11.55 PMby knitgeek

    It’s beautiful! And very flattering on you.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 11.40 PMby sew4esty

    You did a wonderful job and the jacket looks soooo good on you :)

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    Sep 28, 2010, 11.33 PMby calis

    I love the colors and the plaid. Fabulous job!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 06.18 PMby rifka

    Cute! It’s not easy working with plaid and lining it all up correctly. You did very lovely job.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 05.54 PMby tanitisis

    This is adorable! I love the plaid—-and perfect for Fall.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 05.54 PMby smallone

    that’s cute!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 05.03 PMby niña blanca

    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 11.46 PMby ohfrench

    It’s lovely!

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