It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing...

8:15 PM

Project Details

Pattern: Simplicity 4082
Body - 100% wool herringbone tweed coating
Lining - 100% polyester Asian brocade
Notions: three 1 1/4" buttons

This is my version of the Burberry cropped a-line coat that retails for a whopping $850! I couldn't find an exact pattern to copy jacket, but with a little modifying of this pattern, I got a similar look.

  • used view C & F
  • reshaped the front bottom edge from rounded to square
  • added faux welt pockets on the front seam line
  • added a lining to the jacket
  • interfaced all of the front sections
  • mimicked the topstitching of the Burberry coat
  • shortened a few inches more than the pattern (I reallly like the length of all of the Balenciaga jackets for this Fall).
I'm quite pleased with the way this jacket turned out and moreso with the cost - $47.91!

Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 2812 - alice + olivia
Fabric: 98% cotton/2% spandex denim
Notions: two jeans buttons; 7" brass zipper

Description: Close-fitting, straight, below-waist pants: floor length with fly zipper closure, non working front pockets, back patch pockets, carriers and stitched hems.

I used view B with the wide waistband. This pattern was rated Very Easy and it was. If you have ever done pants, this would be no problem. The only modification I did was lengthening. I added three inches to the adjustment line. I didn't really follow the directions, I just copied the way all of my jeans are topstitched and edgestitched. One thing I did notice about this pattern is that even though I cut my normal size 16, this jeans have a lot of ease which make for a very comfortable fit.

You Might Also Like


Popular Posts