Multi-zipper Jacket for Jacket Challenge

comments (4) October 17th, 2010 in gallery     

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diCremona diCremona, member
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I was inspired to make this jacket by the zipper and military-style jackets shown in the F/W 2010 designer collections, which I fell in love with. I picked an olive-coloured gabardine (and matching lining) from my stash, and made it up using Simplicity 4032 for the body and BurdaStyle Steffi 7994 for the sleeves. The  Steffi sleeve pattern was pleated at the top to give a slightly puffed appearance, so I converted the pleats to darts and set a stiff shoulder pad out to the end of the darts to achieve the exaggerated shoulder shape. Most of the zippers were sewn on before the facings and lining, but after the initial construction of the body, to make sure the garment didn't flatten. I drafted a full lining pattern to hide the stitching on the inside, bagged it, and then topstitched the neck and and centre front zippers to the finished jacket. The most challenging part of the designing was deciding where to put the zippers so they would not get in the way of seams or break the needle during construction! 

posted in: gallery, fall jacket contest, Zipper Jacket, Military Jacket

Comments (4)

Michele19 writes: This jacket belongs on a runway! Adore!
Posted: 6:10 am on December 14th
charbroiled writes: This is one hot design! I LOVE this! The silhouette is beautiful and will suit anyone of any shape and age. I am 55+ and would not hesitate to wear this jacket. The length seems to be just right and the zippers add a great edgy look.
An all around good design!
Posted: 6:08 pm on October 27th
pdiddly writes: this looks great well done.
Posted: 4:04 am on October 23rd
nancynancy writes: Love the zippers!
Posted: 4:03 pm on October 18th
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