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My wild child jacket! – McCall 6360

I did it! I made me a vintage style jacket! And not any jacket! A 1940s bad girl one!

To be exact, it’s a windbreaker jacket. I used the McCall 6360 pattern, red sued and beige lining.












I made a muslin first, and had to increase lenght of sleeves and neck-to-waist.

And I finally went to the final fabric. I had some troubles with my sewing machine and the thickness of the many layers of suede sometimes. (especially for buttonholes!) . I mostly sewed the lining with machine, and it was really faster!

I LOVE it! It will become one of my most worn jacket for sure!!

And you, have you ever sewn a jacket ? I would love to see your projects!

I think I took enough room on we sew retro, so

if you want more informations and pictures, come on my blog! 😀

Thanks for reading!


{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Ju-Ju Swagger August 28, 2013, 5:06 pm

    WOW! What an awesome coat!

  • Marie August 28, 2013, 5:10 pm

    This is absolutely stunning, what a great job! I’ve long admired this pattern and it’s so good to see it made up so beautifully!

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 12:43 pm

      Thank you! Now you HAVE to get it, craft it and show me the result 😉

  • EmSewCrazy August 28, 2013, 6:29 pm

    This is FABULOUS!!! I would wear this jacket until it died. Beautiful work.

  • ksgentry August 28, 2013, 8:13 pm

    I am at a loss for words, it is beautiful! I am totally blown away with your sewing skills. I bow to you and your sewing skills!

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 12:45 pm

      Hahaha! You exagerate a bit hahaha! But thanks you are very kind 🙂

  • Laurie August 28, 2013, 11:26 pm

    I LOVE the jacket! The red is va va voom! A fierce jacket for sure. Great work!

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 12:46 pm

      Héhé yeah at first I wanted to make it in camel suede, but when I saw the red, the choice was made!! 😉 Thanks!

  • Claire August 29, 2013, 1:12 am

    Gorgeous jacket! I love the bright red and I too would wear this all the time.

  • Porcelina August 29, 2013, 5:52 am

    It’s really beautiful! You will wear it to death!

    P x

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 12:48 pm

      Haha my boyfriend says I look like a girly James Dean, I hope I won’t die at the same age because I won’t wear it that much haha!

  • Zarah August 29, 2013, 10:11 am

    This is fantastic!

  • datura August 29, 2013, 10:27 am

    Beautiful – it looks professionally made!

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 12:49 pm

      Thanks! I tried to make it the best, although I know there are some little imperfections…

  • WendyBee August 29, 2013, 1:08 pm

    That jacket is SiZzLiNg HoT! The pattern is to die for. I picture Lauren Bacall in it, but I’m not sure that even she could out RoCk your style!

    • Sophie August 29, 2013, 1:56 pm

      Haha thanks!! Oh damn, if I could look like Lauren Bacall….

  • Carolyn August 29, 2013, 9:23 pm

    Super awesome jacket! The red suede really pops! Is it real suede or ultra-suede?

  • Sophie August 30, 2013, 2:18 am

    Thanks Carolyn! Oh I don’t know the exact english term for it . In France it is “suédine”, a false suede (less expensive, but mostly, not from a dead animal…). I made some research, I don’t think it’s super suede. I don’t really know :S

  • craftylittlebugger September 1, 2013, 1:36 pm

    This is so awesome! It is a total bad girl jacket – you need to be on one of those sexy crime novel covers.
    Great, great job.

  • Jeanne September 2, 2013, 4:26 am

    A really great jacket and so cute with your bird beret !!

    • Wild child Sophie September 3, 2013, 1:45 pm

      Yey! Jeanne thank you! And I also have to thank you for the birdie beret too : you gave me the idea to do it, and I even used brown suede too! It was an awesome idea! I am planning on making a dark red one!!

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