DIY drape front jacket

DIY drape front jacket
When I’m shopping for sewing patterns, I look at the pattern as a base.  Nine times out of ten I never like the pattern but view it in terms of potential, and before I can see the potential I have to have a design inspiration in mind.  That brings me to this pattern…… Mcalls M5937 and these inspirations from Helmut Lang, Givenchy and Michael Kors .  I used a wool/cashmere blend and lined with a poly blend, finished it off with Minelli Italian leather to the sleeves.

Pattern alterations:

Shorten the pattern by 5 inches
Added a drawstring to the waist
Added gathers to the back of the neck to allow the collar to remain in the up position.
Shortened the sleeves and added cashmere
Added a button closure to create an additional look

Pants: 7  For All mankind
Sweater- Vintage Givenchy
Tank- Target
Boots: Givenchy
Clutch- BCBG
Shades: Ray Ban

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16 Comments

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:54 am

      Thank you Sing

  1. Anonymous
    December 14, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    So dope, I love it!

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:54 am

      Thank you

  2. Tara
    December 14, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    WOW will you be adding this to the store lol

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:54 am

      You just gave me an idea, Although it was a bit time consuming 🙁

  3. Anonymous
    December 14, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    Did you cut your hair? It looks fabulous & love the jacket!

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:55 am

      Thank you no, it was a faux bob 🙂

  4. December 14, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Love the jacket. I can definitely see the Helmut Lang inspiration and even Rick Owens! FABULOUS!

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:55 am

      Thank you Erica

  5. December 22, 2012 / 2:30 am

    You KILLED this jacket pattern honey!! Yes, you have a follower in me. I love patterns, vintage ones especially, but you just opened my eyes!!

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:56 am

      Thank you so much!

  6. December 22, 2012 / 2:30 am

    You KILLED this jacket pattern honey!! Yes, you have a follower in me. I love patterns, vintage ones especially, but you just opened my eyes!!

  7. December 22, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    The construction of the jacket is impeccable! You have great talent and style.

    • December 23, 2012 / 1:56 am

      Thanks you Mrs. Miranda

  8. November 21, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    OH MYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee your designs…… VERY VERY NICE!! I love all the pieces… its my style 🙂

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