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Transform Jacket

Added Jan 5, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I had this blue batik wool fabric and wanted to sew an easy and warm jacket and I thought this pattern #140 Burda 12/2012 would be perfect. Since the hood was a bit too big i sewed two pleats at the top and I also made a tunnel to have a lace so I could pull it together. The seams are quite small, only 0,5cm since the seams are on the outside. I didn’t want to use lining since the wool is very comfy without :)

Material Notes





Winter, Spring
Garment Type

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    Dec 10, 2015, 06.53 AMby Beccki

    It looks great, I love what you have done with the hood.

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    Jan 12, 2014, 01.05 PMby nrobson

    it looks so cool, great batik too x

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      Jan 12, 2014, 08.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, I ike it a lot :) It’s getting colder now – minus 3 degrees today, so I love to wear it :)

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    Jan 7, 2014, 06.33 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful jacket! I like the fabric and the way you processed the reliefs. The colour is great and this jacket is absolutely of your style. Besides, it’s very practical and so cozy for brrr-days:-)

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      Jan 7, 2014, 10.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah – you have definitely right :) It’s very warm – and it’s suitable both indoor and outdoor :) thanks for nice comments!!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 03.53 PMby velvetribbon

    Very cute jacket and it looks very comfortable! I am sure this jacket will have a lot of wear during cold weather :-)

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      Jan 7, 2014, 10.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s for sure! I even wear it today :) Thanks a lot Hana!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 04.41 PMby Innamc

    Your jacket looks very warm and cozy! The seams are very neat and the hood is perfect size. I love it :-)

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Innamc – it’s great to have a jacket with hood this time of year :-)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 02.03 PMby Kocotte

    you have chosen the right model for this very nice fabric and ideal color to wear with jeans

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, it’s a very nice color and I like it a lot :) thank for your kind comments!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 12.11 PMby sarahsdaughter

    You look so warm in your new jacket,it’s lovely :)

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s very warm, and I do love it – thanks a lot for your nice comment :)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 11.31 AMby liliv-1

    You are a very talented seamstress, your sewing is so neat!!! I like very much this fabric and the color is so nice! It’s a great jacket to have in your closet and I’m sure it will be one of your favorites! Bravo Hellen!

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      Jan 6, 2014, 07.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very mucn for such lovely words Liliv – You are so kind! ;-)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 10.32 AMby Mary Athey

    Ellen this is such a lovely look on you. You look super cute and warm in it. The fabrics a brillant choice and your sewing is indeed so neat. Lovely job xx

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      Jan 6, 2014, 06.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much Mary – I just fell in love with this fabric and had to make something that I could wear very often.. :)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 04.21 AMby rita61

    Great design choice for your wool; looks great on you. Great jacket to have! hmm…thinking…. :-)

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      Jan 6, 2014, 05.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Rita – I do love wearing wool garments this time of year, even though it’s not that cold yet.. :)

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    Jan 5, 2014, 11.21 PMby Zaria Jackson

    Wow Ellen, that’s amazing! Lovely neat work, and you look so cute in it. I’m sure you’ll be getting great wear out of that cozy number!

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      Jan 6, 2014, 05.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Zaria! it was easy and Fun to make ;)

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    Jan 5, 2014, 10.53 PMby schnui

    This is a lovely jacket Ellen and it looks so warm. I really like this woolen fabric too; the Batik print looks so good on you. Great work.

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      Jan 6, 2014, 05.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet schnui! it’s great to have a warm jacket this time of year :)

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