~a pink jacket~

I’m a little bit over my trench coat at the moment, so decided to take a break from it and whip up something more fun – a little pink jacket!

The fabric is a textured wool that I picked up in the Global Textiles sale recently.  I’m not normally a pink girl, but this was quite a unique shade and I loved the retro nature of the fabric.  I bought it with the intention of making this style – which is #102 from Burda 3/2010. 

Here is a close up of the stand-away roll collar.  My fabric is quite thick, so I added almost 1cm of cloth allowance to most of the top collar to enable it to sit correctly. 
Burda suggested covering snaps for the fastening – I’ve never done this before but I had some white plastic snaps and used some of the lining to cover them, and stitched on the upper snap so I could wear it out last night!  I quite like the vintagy touch, but I’m not sewing the other two on yet until I explore other options.  I have a vision that won’t go away – of pink metallic spray painted snap fasteners – am I crazy?!
Overall I am very happy with my new wardrobe addition – it is cute and fun, covers my muffin, and adds some much needed colour to my wardrobe!

On the subject of colour, we were treated to this gorgeous show of Blue Ginger (dichorisandra, for all you garden buffs) in our garden recently – isn’t it awesome?

I think I need a dress in that colour!

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19 thoughts on “~a pink jacket~

  1. verrrrrrrry pretty, you are such a meticulous seamstress- good ol' Global sale eh? That place is just full of temptation.

    Can I ask how you altered your pattern piece to allow for the larger turn of cloth? Your collar sits beautifully so I'd love to know how you achieved this.

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  2. Gorgeous color, great pairing with the pattern. I don't know about spray painted snaps, I think the one in the photo looks nice. That purple looks like the purple I keep dyeing everything I get my mitts on.

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  3. Beautiful! The collar is divine. Did you add the centimeter to the top of the pattern piece (along the neck edge) or at the bottom of the pattern piece (along the collar edge)?

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  4. Lovely jacket! When worn with jeans like in the picture it is just the perfect balance between being casual and dressing up a little. I also like the look with just one snap. I could really use a little jacket like that.

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  5. I love your blog! It is so informative and your work is beautiful. I live in Brisbane but lived in Auckland for a year (2003) and was astounded at the fabulous fabric shops there. On my return trips to visit friends I always bring back fabric!

    I love the pink jacket and will get the Burda from the library. This is exactly what I am after.

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  6. i love this jacket and the fabric! I am only reading this post now as it popped up as a link after replying to your question Are you a compulsive finisher, or a compulsive starter? Certainly seeing this beautiful project inspires me to make a similar jacket…OMG this means another project on my list… Thanks for the inspiration

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  7. I just ran into your blog via Pinterest and love love love what you are doing. Planning to try the Ruby Slip with FBA and other adjustments for plus-size me. Can't wait to have time to read about all your sewing adventures. I just finished making a diaper bag with 73 different pieces! Labor of love for first grandbaby 😉
    I am sure you will hear more from me!

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