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Vintage jacket ca. 1960 - Simplicty 3425

Added Jan 3, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...






This jacket belongs with the wiggle dress I made earlier – Simplicity 3425 (see http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/wiggle-dress-ca-1960-simplicity-3425).

I used a checked cotton from 1988 with a lovely sheen and crispness about it and hand finished the jacket with a mid weight dark purple lining. The sleeves end just above the elbow, the pattern does not call for any buttons and I didn’t add the pockets because the patterned fabric provides plenty of detail.

Would be a good first jacket for a novice with a few simple garments under their belt.

I will be making more of these in silk, brocade, linen…

Material Notes

approx. 1m50 cotton (because of nap), 1m satin lining, thread.




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Satin

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    Jan 14, 2010, 10.18 PMby lilybart

    Lovely jacket!! Love the fabric. Can I just ask, what do you intend to wear with it? I really want to make a similar jacket but I cannot for the life of me figure out what to put on the bottom and underneath. A high-waisted pencil skirt??

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      Jan 15, 2010, 07.48 PMby flosiepoos

      Thanks for the compliment!
      I’m planning to make the dress that goes with the jacket in a nice cerise to match the stripes on the jacket. You could certainly wear it with a fab pencil skirt too indeed, with a tight-ish knit underneath or a sleeveless blouse, you know, one of those that buttons up the back.
      This is the dress, by the way, not the best choice of fabric as I found when it was finished: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/wiggle-dress-ca-1960-simplicity-3425

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    Jan 4, 2010, 05.22 PMby aescwynn

    I love this!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 01.47 AMby ninaribena

    Gorgeouuuuuusss! Beautifully done, congratulations. xx

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    Jan 4, 2010, 01.25 AMby ninaribena

    Gorgeouuuuuusss! Beautifully done, congratulations. xx

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    Jan 4, 2010, 12.05 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Lovely, very nice fabric!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.46 PMby hasi

    Wow, that’s cool!! It is really special and you did a great job..!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 04.47 PMby kitzler

    That is a beautiful fabric, indeed! I love the colours! You’ve given that item such a modern classy feel. It reminds me a bit of Steven Alan’s short jackets. Great sleeve length and collar.

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