Re-use Wool Coat

comments (5) September 10th, 2010 in gallery     

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Jacket Front- Collar Open
Jacket Front- Collar Closed
Jacket Back
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Jacket Front- Collar Open

Jacket Front- Collar Open

As course work for one of my pattern drafting classes I had to make a modern womens jacket by recycling men's wool garments I found at thrift stores. In the end I cheated a little, and used a full men's Suit, women's pants, and women's jacket. The buckle was purchased and covered.

My inspiration was 1940's style jackets and Regency Pelisses (I LOVE the sleeves!). All of the pockets on the jacket are the original ones from the mens suit. The sleeves are cut in five peices on the bias.

To get the pattern I used a combination of draping (To get the basic shape) then drafted afterwards all of the facings, collar and lining patterns etc.

The jacket isn't 100% complete yet. I still have to finish the belt, sleeve ends, front closure (covered snaps) and line it. I have some really cute cream silk I bought in New york I am going to use as lining. It has black and green stars on it. From the outisde, however, the jacket is complete.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Re-use Coat
posted in: gallery, fabric, wearable, black, retro, alternative, coat, grey, restyle, eco, wool

Comments (5)

seamstressbrigit writes: I love it! Very stylish and creative use of the checked material. It is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Any tips you could share as to what to avoid and tricks you found?
Posted: 9:07 am on February 19th
thomy writes: This is very pretty.
Posted: 8:52 pm on October 11th
nancynancy writes: How creative!
Posted: 4:49 pm on September 30th
LChalk writes: This is a beautiful jacket. I love the combination of textures and patterned fabric. I like how you matched the sleeve inset and the collar fabric. The belt really pulls it together. I would wear that!!
Posted: 5:52 pm on September 16th
SewJoe writes: This is really cool! Nice design, I'll bet it looks fabulous on a real model :~) Pencil skirt, textured stockings, boots--ready to be stylin' this fall!
Posted: 1:48 pm on September 12th
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