Don’t you cramp my style, ’cause I’m a real wild child! 1940s jacket part 3 and final

Hey! Finally, I present you my « bad-ass girl jacket »!


As I told you in the first post about it, I used red suede and beige lining. A choice that I put into questions many times, as it was really puffy when I started sewing it up. But steam is now my best friend,  it solved the problem and I’m glad I chose suede!! (part2 with muslin is here)

I LOVE it!

It is not the kind of jacket/windbreaker shape that you can find today, so I needed a (short) time to get used to it, but know I am addicted!

I will probably change only one thing on this jacket : the fact that only a button at the front bottom holds it closed. If you don’t move it’s okay, but I am really not a calm person ^^. Probably snaps, I don’t want to had buttons on this simple front 🙂Image

I took a looooooot of pictures of it, because I am kind of proud of this first jacket I made!! héhéhé!

Here come the pictures!




Don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread, don’t look at the remaining thread…………………………………………………………………………. Hey!! I saw you, I said DON’T!  😛


Liniiiing! (and a little of bellyyyyyy too ! )  I almost entirely lined it with machine, and not by hand sewing, and it was waaay faster!


Oh! It’s getting cold! 😛




The neck can be worn up if the weather is too windy. I hesitate to add eyes and hooks as the pattern says to, I don’t know if it is going to be aesthetic :s. You can see the little black buttons on the cuffs too 🙂 . Too bad I don’t have a close up because they are pretty cute!





The simple black button used for the front.


And the hemlined collar 🙂 I LOVE topstitching!!! My sewing machine, her, doesn’t like it much,  the thickness of the many layers of suede gave her a lot of hard work!


Et voilaaaaa!!!

Oh and I have to say the first picture of this post made me laugh a lot because it reminded me of an hum…. elegant 1940s poster :


Yeeeeey now I look like a strange lady who suffers from syphilis and gonorrhea!!!  Niiice! hahaha!


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  1. Stefanie dit :

    It looks great!

    1. Oh thank you Stéfanie!

  2. Caroline dit :

    Nice work, your jacket is a unique piece. The color is fabulous and it has great vintage flair! Really well done. I think that Tasia from By Gum By Golly used this same vintage pattern for her jacket – have you seen it?

    1. Oh yeah… Tasha’s jacket… a piece of art… In fact it’s what gave me the will to make me a jacket too 🙂 . But hers is from the 1678 Hollywood pattern. Her sleeves and bust have a « narrower shape » (I don’t know how to say it) and it has flat pockets. FLAT POCKETS! Gosh I also love flat pockets….! I would like to make me the Simplicity 1535, wich is similar to hers but sshhh it’s a secret ^^

  3. mariedoll dit :

    Awesome! You look so cool

    1. Yeeeaaahhhh bad-ass boys and girls ARE cool!! Hahaha! Thank you Mariedoll 🙂

  4. spinneretta dit :

    LOL on the poster 🙂
    Luckily you DON’T look like the syphilis lady, but you do look great in your FANTASTIC new jacket 🙂 It’s lovely!

  5. haha thank you for trying to reassure me ^^. Thank you Spineretta, you’re very sweet 🙂

  6. Anthea dit :

    Superb! Well done!

    I was never into these kind of jackets, but when I came across a fabulous 40s jacket pattern on Etsy it doesn’t get out of my mind.

    1. hehe patterns have a great power among us!!

  7. Renée dit :

    Your jacket looks great! I really like the contrasting top stitching. I have a similar pattern (Simplicity 1535) that I hope to make this fall or winter. I hope it turns out as well as yours!

    1. Thanks Renée! I love it too 🙂 . Oh yeah 1535 is awesome too! If I have enough time I willd make it too 😉 . You’ll have to show me 🙂

  8. Bry dit :

    Very cute! I love the color. Maybe you can add a snap just above the bust line in case in gets cold.

    1. Thanks! At first it wasn’t supposed to be red, but camel. But when I saw this bright red suede I loved it at first sight! 🙂

  9. powell2317 dit :

    Hello, just discovered your blog & I love it! I’m now following on bloglovin, I think your jacket is superb – it makes me think of James Dean. Looking forward to seeing what you make next.

    1. Hello Powell2317! Welcome on my blog then 🙂 . My boyfriend also says it makes me look like a girly James Dean. Hope I’ll live a little longer than he did or I won’t wear this jacket a lot ^^

  10. Your jacket really came out wonderful!! The color and style suits you so well. So nicely done!

    1. Oh thanks you’re very nice to answer and come by! It hasn’t reached the quarter of the awesomeness of yours but I did my best ^^. It was easier especially with you machine-sewed lining technique and explanations 😉

  11. eline dit :

    I love it! It makes me long to make one too 🙂
    You really look ‘cool’ in it (ah, and also gorgeous!)

    1. Hey! Thank you very much! Oh yeah you made one too? 😀 I didn’t find it on your blog 😦 . Would you leave a link? I’d love to see it! 🙂

      1. eline dit :

        I meant I would like to make one, I haven’t made one yet! If I do, I’ll send you the link 😉

      2. OOhh okay I hadn’t read well … Oh yeah that would be really nice! Héhé now you have to ^^

  12. Layla dit :

    80’s/40’s brilliance!

    1. Haha! It also made me think a bit about the 80s (shoulder pads I think ^^). Thanks!

  13. Tallulah dit :

    tu es magnifique et ce que tu as fait l’est tout autant !!

    1. Oh merci Tallulah! Je peux te retourner plus d’une fois le compliment! 😉

  14. Juliette dit :

    Bonjour, je viens de tomber sur ton blog (merci Tallulah pour le lien :)) et j’aime beaucoup ce que tu fais! ça fait un moment que je suis à la recherche d’un patron pour faire une veste similaire à la tienne (pas sûre d’avoir le niveau, mais ça ne coûte rien de chercher!), est-ce que je peux te demander où tu l’as trouvé?

    1. Salut Juliette! Merci beaucoup et soit la bienvenue par ici 🙂 .
      Alors ce patron c’est le Mc Call 6360, je l’ai eu sur ebay je crois. Il y en a sur etsy aussi 😉 . Il faut regarder souvent parce que ça arrive par vague j’ai l’impression, et j’ai mis un peu de temps avant de le trouver à ma taille 😉

  15. cuissinat dit :

    Quelle classe! Magnifique veste trés bien portée…j adore!!!

    1. Merci, c’est très gentil! 🙂

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