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Wool Biker Jacket with Quilt Sleeve Panels

Added Feb 11, 2013

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






I’ve been wanting to make this Larissa #6032 for a looong time and was very much inspired by another member’s interpretation on the pattern. I also inserted two pieces of quilted panels just to give it an edge but still keep the jacket pretty much minimal as possible. I haven’t used many of the extra details found in the Larissa pattern as seen in pics, no pockets either…was actually thinking dropping the zipper also but it would have been just very impractical without them.

Anyways…I had a hard time with the pattern and sewing in general but VERY happy with the final item :)

I’m currently working on a pair of pants or maybe skirt with the jacket from the same material…will update later x

Ps.: My dummy is way too big so the jacket sits a bit too tight on her…time to loose weight Trudy.

Material Notes

Wool blend or other fabrics with some body.




Garment Type

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    Oct 6, 2014, 07.11 PMby jferna3

    the sewing instructions for this are horrible! Nothing is numbered I can’t figure out what they are even describing?

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      Oct 6, 2014, 07.29 PMby Trudy McGrath

      I cannot agree with you more on that…the collar and panels at thearms…It was actually a nightmare to figure things out and at the end they didn’t work for so I had to alter a lot of things..I managed it somehow but i had to ask a seamstress for guidance. I’m sorry that you are struggling with it also but don’t give up :) Having said that I would never use this pattern ever again :P there is a better biker jacket pattern up now, try to look for it!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 01.17 PMby Meldbombs

    How long did this take and how much did it cost you? Very nice, am a novice and would like to try my hand at it

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      Oct 21, 2013, 04.49 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Hi, thank you for the interest! Well, it took me quite some time til I got my head around the pattern, especially the collar section, but I’m not a pro either. It took me a few weeks, but I wasn’t working on it constantly. It cost me quite a bit as well, fabric here is very very expensive, so I ended up paying about €60 (for me that’s quite a lot) since you can get similar items from cheaper high street…but of course, it is hand made and unique in a sense. If I had to go back and do it again, I would choose a different pattern though, I’ve seen new biker patterns here. I don’t like the “air-vents” on the back in this one at all, plus it is very short fit, almost crop, and I prefer the longer ones (you can adjust it of course). Was not an easy project for me and I’m only intermediate-ish :) I must say it is a more oldschool style and even though I’m happy with my version the fit isn’t for me…well, I hope that won’t put you off, but I would look through the newer patterns also! Happy sewing, girl!

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    Mar 5, 2013, 10.59 PMby Amy Thomas

    This is epic. Congratulations

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.57 AMby Zaiba Shaikh

    tooo goood :)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 05.26 AMby smallone

    oh my need a double favorite button…been looking at the Helmut by Helmut Lang relaxed fabric biker style jackets and thinking….surely that is doable…and hear you have it a very similar version. Love everything about this and those arm panels are great!

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      Feb 12, 2013, 09.50 AMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you so much :) you made my day! It is actually doable but some skills are def needed for this project. There are things I need to learn such as attaching the collar more accurately, zips etc but it is a very good project to practice and progress if you’re a beginner like myself. Try, it looks super cool on!

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    Feb 11, 2013, 05.25 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous trudy. The quilted section’s where an inspired decision. I love this..xx

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      Feb 11, 2013, 07.13 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you, I can’t wait to try that again in my new project :)

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