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Diy Cropped military inspired jacket and body con dress

My love of cropped jackets are no secret.  I find them to be chic and edgy with the ability to turn a simple dress into something a bit more special.  I’ve wanted to make a cropped jacket for a while but kept putting it off until I found the perfect fabric, so when I spotted this AMAZING Calvin Klein wool from Moodfabrics.com I was sold.  This is the perfect coat/jacket fabric with it’s heavy weight and warm and fuzzy feel inside.  It cuts beautifully and considering the thickness it sews very easy.  The pattern used for this jacket is this downloaded Burdastyle  with the following alterations:

Removed 14″ from the bottom of the pattern
Added leather to the arm bands and neck
Added buttons to the arm bands and neck
Added metal zippers to the jacket front
Added 4″ to the length of the sleeves
Added snap closures for the neck and jacket opening
Lined with this charmeuse from Moodfabrics.com

This quick, simple and uber comfortable dress was made with this ponte knit from Moodfabrics.com  definitely a staple fabric that’s easy to sew and feels fantastic.  I made this dress with this downloaded Burdastyle pattern  with the following alterations:

Added 8″ to the bottom of the pattern
Placed the zipper at the back seam instead of the side
Removed the back vent

Boots-Brian Atwood here
Shades-Ralph Lauren here
Lipstick-Sephora collection in Always Red here