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traveler jacket

Added Jun 14, 2011

by tinybows

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I made this using the Burda 3/4 length sleeve jacket pattern, and a scrap of vintage 1970s interior fabric I found at a thrift store. I lined it with a nice soft orange fabric.

At the time that I originally purchased this pattern (4 weeks ago) I had been watching the entire series of the show “Life On Mars” and was incredibly inspired by the 1970s fashion. So, that probably influenced my fabric choices quite a bit.

This pattern was really hard. I had a hard time understanding how the pattern pieced fit together, but eventually got the hang of it after about two weeks working on it. The only thing I changed on the original pattern was the snaps. I didn’t really see the point for the look I was going for.

Also, the jacket is very very wrinkly in the photos. Its much nicer when it’s all pressed (as in the last photo). It has almost a swing style fit (I must have cut the size much too largel). But it still works overall.

I think if I tried this pattern again I would definitely use a much lighter weight fabric (the fabric I chose is very stiff and thick) and cut it in a smaller size so I’m not overwhelmed by jacket.

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Material Notes

vintage fabrics




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 16, 2011, 10.02 PMby debilovessewing

    Great jacket! Your photos are stunning as well!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 12.31 AMby pumpkinpatches

    very beautiful! great job

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    Jun 14, 2011, 05.57 PMby laceumbrella

    This is great!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.02 AMby daisylynn

    You did very well! I really love the jacket style with that print. And your photos are fabulous! <3

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    Jun 14, 2011, 08.37 AMby zaarissima

    a beautiful jacket! I love the colors!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 07.12 AMby Natasha Venzke

    I’m glad you figured it out, it’s a very cool jacket

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    Jun 14, 2011, 06.35 AMby Irina Schwab

    Spooky, I made this jacket last week to go with mother in law’s dress. Both are from satin, the dress is blue and the jacket is white with blue lace and beads applied (I haven’t posted them yet). I love you jacket, it is absolutely stunning, not to mention the photo!

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      Jun 15, 2011, 03.20 AMby tinybows

      I can’t wait to see how yours turned out! Did you also have a hard time understanding how the whole thing worked? It seemed very very vague.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.15 AMby leahfranqui

    Oh this is lovely, I love the material, it’s excellent!

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