Vintage Style Print Jacket

August 6th, 2011
Style Print Pattern from England (circa 1960s)

Style Print Pattern from England (circa 1960s)

I was attracted to the unique collar when I was browsing etsy some months ago. And it was only £1.00 (yes, it was from England; of course that wouldn’t deter me from buying it). How can I pass it up?

Description says: Fabulously chic 1960′s jacket, blouse and skirt pattern from Style Print.

I think it’s fabulous too.

Jacket front

When a vintage pattern is made with modern fabric, the end result doesn’t seem that vintage. I got this fabric from Mood in Los Angeles. It’s gray wool with metallic coating. One of the most expensive fabrics I ever got. So I proceeded very cautiously and made a muslin before cutting into my oh-s0-precious fabric.

Jacket back

It’s a bit boxy. I can eat couple more slices of pizza and no one will ever notice.

To match the vintage status of the whole deal, I had to make bound button holes and use vintage buttons. These silver half-ball buttons are from Pennsylvania.

I also made the skirt using the same fabric, but I don’t have pictures of it. It’s a simple A-line skirt. I wouldn’t wear the two pieces together though, just too matchy matchy.

One Response to “Vintage Style Print Jacket”

  1. What a great pattern buy. It came out fabulous!

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