Jackets | Vintage Sewing

My wild child jacket! – McCall 6360

August 28, 2013

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! πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks Carolyn! Oh I don’t know the exact english term for it . In France it is “suΓ©dine”, 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

  2. 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.

    1. 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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