My wild child jacket! – McCall 6360

by Wild child Sophie

in Jackets,Vintage Sewing

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! :D

Thanks for reading!

 

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Ju-Ju Swagger August 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm

WOW! What an awesome coat!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Thank you :-)

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Marie August 28, 2013 at 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!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Thank you! Now you HAVE to get it, craft it and show me the result ;-)

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EmSewCrazy August 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Thanks! I will for sure ;-)

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ksgentry August 28, 2013 at 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!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

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

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Laurie August 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

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

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 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!

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Claire August 29, 2013 at 1:12 am

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

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Claire :)

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Porcelina August 29, 2013 at 5:52 am

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

P x

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 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!

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Zarah August 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

This is fantastic!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Thanks!

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datura August 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

Beautiful – it looks professionally made!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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

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WendyBee August 29, 2013 at 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!

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Sophie August 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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

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Carolyn August 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm

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

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Sophie August 30, 2013 at 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

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craftylittlebugger September 1, 2013 at 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.

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Wild child Sophie September 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Thank you very much! Hell! This is the best compliment I’ve had!

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Jeanne September 2, 2013 at 4:26 am

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

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Wild child Sophie September 3, 2013 at 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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