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Vinyl Zipper Jacket

Added Apr 15, 2013

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I made this jacket about a year and a half ago over Christmas break, but I just now finally got around to photographing it. It seems like I have far too many sewing projects that still need to be photographed. Some days it’s hard trying to come up with new ideas when my environment is always the same. I’ve been looking for new locations to take photos lately and I found some places that I’m excited about. Now I just need to set time aside so I can focus on shooting my work more often.

I hand drafted this jacket pattern using my own measurements. The jacket is fully lined and was constructed using the same technique of drafting a princess style seam bodice. There are hidden pockets in the front alongside the zipper. The sleeves have ribbed knit, jersey strips as part of the underneath sleeve so there’s easement in the arms to make it more comfortable. I found all the fabric at Wal-Mart in their clearance section. This jacket has had lots of use, and I’m thinking about making another one in a camel color sometime soon. What do you think?

More over on my blog: http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2013/04/yesterdays-fire-is-todays-ashes.html

Material Notes

Vinyl, lining, ribbed knitting, interfacing, zipper, thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge, Rock

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    Aug 25, 2013, 04.14 AMby lepetithoot

    I’m curious…what kind of machine do you sew with that you’re able to use materials like this?

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      Sep 3, 2013, 04.58 AMby melonhead

      I just sew with a normal Singer home sewing machine. I got it at a garage sale in the 7th grade and I’ve been using it ever since and it works well with most fabrics.

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    Apr 17, 2013, 08.58 PMby Jordana Roberts

    I am actually in love with this.

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    Apr 16, 2013, 09.38 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Adorable x

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    Apr 16, 2013, 09.55 AMby Yellowcat


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    Apr 16, 2013, 08.25 AMby sewingfan1

    It’s brilliant! and your photos are lovely as ever :-)

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    Apr 16, 2013, 08.05 AMby PlandaFlowers


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    Apr 15, 2013, 08.57 PMby justecroire

    This looks great!

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