Modified Grainline Cascade


I have never really owned a trans-seasonal jacket before and with spring firmly in residence, it is time to pack up the woolly coats in favour of lighter garments.  



I had in mind an army green anorak type of garment and wanted to use a piece of moleskin from the darkest recesses of my stash.  The only problem was I didn't have enough!  While I was pondering the issue, I stumbled upon a $2 sale at K-mart and in it was a plus sized pleather skirt complete with lining.  This became the perfect solution to my problem.



Using Grainline Cascade as my pattern.  I cut my jacket as long as the fabric would allow, which was somewhere between view A & B.

The sleeves and sleeve lining were made using the pleather skirt and it's lining and the jacket lining was made of a gorgeous piece of rayon marked down to $3 per metre from $30 per metre at Fabric Vision.  I ran out of my jacket fabric so needed to use a piece of black cotton drill for the front facing. I had just the right sized zip in my stash.


The only real alteration I made was to modify the collar and placket which I actually just winged using the existing collar piece and altering it to suit.  The placket was sized and placed to enable plastic snaps to be added on completion.



I am really happy with how the jacket turned out.  I have to hide it from my daughter now because she has threatened to steal it!










Comments

  1. yeh to you. I love this jacket. The mix of black and neutral is absolutely on trend and it's beautifully made.

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    1. Thank you! It is also a bonus to use up fabric that has been in the stash for way too long.

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  2. There is no greater compliment than a daughter wanting to wear your clothes! Lovely jacket.

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  3. Very nice jacket with beautiful details. The pleather was such a lucky find, and there's no better compliment than your daughter wanting to steal it. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! It is always good when a plan just comes together

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  4. It looks great Andrea, love your mix of fabrics!
    Isn't it great that feeling of using up fabric you've had for ages!

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    1. That is for sure! A wearable jacket is a great bonus.

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  5. What a fabulous jacket. It will be perfect for Spring. Nice job looking to Kmart as an alternative fabric store. I love the combination of fabrics too.

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    1. Thank you! The jacket is getting quite a bit of wear at the moment.

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  6. Great looking jacket! And your fabric sources are impressive & creative.

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    1. Thank you! We have a shortage of fabric sources so I take what I can get.

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  7. You know it's a winner when your daughter wants to steal it! I'm always so impressed with the way you modify patterns and incorporate different fabrics.

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    1. Actually modifying patterns is more to do with cost because around these parts they are incredibly expensive.

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  8. Very cool jacket and another lovely NZ location. You are very lucky!

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    1. Thank you! This location is quite close to home. It is the local botanical gardens.

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  9. I had to stop by to tell you how much I like your jacket! The perfect lighter jacket!

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  10. Oh it's gorgeous! I love it with the pleather sleeves. Really fabulous, and mixing different textures like this is one of my favourite current trends too. And no, keep it for yourself. You deserve it!

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  11. Great jacket! You gave it such lovely details too.

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  12. Leather is always in fashion specially in winters. Coz we have to wear stylish stuff so we can go with stylish leather jackets.Seasonal Leather Jackets Amazing design and stylish stuff i liked it alot. I have known some of these kinda website in this valentine i gifted my boyfriend and he loved it.

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