Friday, November 1, 2013

DIY Studded Jacket & DIY Flippy Skirt + Pattern Reviews



Happy Friday Dolls!

Yesterday was a lot of fun especially because my costume pics were a huge hit on my Facebook, lol! I was happy to see that because it was such a last minute effort that paid off.

Today however I am rocking a jacket I made last weekend that I am just emitted with and then made this adorable and trendy skirt I have been dying to make. You will see several of these skirts this fall/winter.

I first used V7975 when I made my Chanel inspired jacket posted about HERE and I must say that this jacket pattern is a favorite of mine because it is so basic in style that the design options are endless, hence the totally different look I got with this new jacket.


Pattern Description: Misse's Jackets V7975

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? No, lol

Were the instructions easy to follow? I did not use them because the jacket is pretty basic but I have read them and they are clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that its a basic design that you can use as a shell to create whatever your mind can conjure up.

Fabric Used: Sweater Knit found HERE and some faux quilted leather I got at my local fabric store. There are some nice faux leather options HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Well let's see. I made it a zip up, added studs to the shoulders and cut off some of the length other then that not much.

Would you sew it again? This is a TNT for a basic shell


The SKIRT is M6842 and it is so EASY to make! I think I cut and sewed the entire skirt in 20 min. The pattern is super easy, has very few pieces and works with so many fabrics. I will be making it several times for sure.

DIY Jacket / DIY Flippy Skirt (similar) HERE and HERE / Steve Madden Pumps (similar) HERE 


Here are some pics of the construction….
The fabric I used was a light weight sweater knit but it was the perfect look so I knew I had to give it more body/structure. I started with a lightweight interfacing and then added a stiffer one on top. I also used twill tape in my seam allowances so that the metal zipper would not buckle and the neckline would stay put. I lined it in a bright red for fun but didn't have enough so the CB panel is of the same fabric and I had to piece it.
The metal separating zipper was too long so I had to shorten it which can be a pain in the ass if you don't have the right tools, which I did not. I used my jewelry pliers to remove the teeth. The studs I got in NY from MJ Trim and they were perfect. I had exactly enough to do the design I had in mind. These are easy because they have long prongs in the back that you just fold on to themselves.
Finished...







25 comments:

  1. LOVE it! It is amazing how different a look you got from this. I like the partially red lined look. It gives it a personal touch. Go Mimi!

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  2. That jacket is rockin!!! Guuurrrrrrrl (I know that's spelled incorrectly), I would have NEVER purchased that pattern.lol. I must commend your creativity!!!

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  3. Mimi!! what material did you use for the skirt?

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  4. What kind of sewing machine do I need? Please respond

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    1. Mimi has posted information about sewing machines for beginners under the "Wanna Sew" tab at the top of the page. Hope that helps!

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  5. I love your work! I hope you don't mind that I'm totalllyyy going to copy your idea. LOL they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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  6. Great job Mimi!! Definitely looks like it came from Rodeo Dr. Quick question: how much (if any) did you have to add to the pattern for the zipper? I remember that fabulous Chanel inspired jacket (and I took a peek-e-lu at the pattern) and there was no zipper. Could this be a rule of thumb for adding a zipper closure to a jacket pattern or any pattern? FYI: love the supergirl costume. I passed by rue21 today and saw the same shirt/cape in the store window. Once again, great job. Thanks for continuing to inspire us to create!!!
    Trena.

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  7. Now I have to pick up that skirt pattern. It looks just like a Banana Republic skirt I've been stalking . Love the whole look.

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  8. I love it .....I will not be making it , but I love you ideas!. You see soo much more in a pattern then most . Love your ideas.!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! As usual, you scored!! Very classy, yet sexy....

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  10. Love the jacket and the skirt. I have the skirt pattern but my skirt has to be longer because I have about 25 years on you and that skirt was be indecent for someone by age. But you are rocking it.

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  11. love love love!! Did I say how much I LOVE this outfit!

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  12. You always rock something I'm dying to sew! Lovin' it.

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  13. Great outfit. Love the jacket especially.

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  14. This is just gorgeous, I love the jacket.

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  15. Beautiful outfit! I love your thinking out of the box with your jacket, I would love to have one of these.

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  16. Oh my! This jacket is FLAWLESS! Soooo need this in my fall/winter wardrobe!!
    {*adds pattern numbers to MILE LONG list of things to sew*} :-) Love it, Hunty!

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  17. BeauTful job, luv dis look...TFS

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  18. Love your style and individuality! Thanks for sharing your gifts! #mimiggiveaway

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  19. Love the entire look! What type of fabric did you use for the skirt?

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  20. I love love love how you pay attention to the small details that most people won't even see. I always get a little tinge of excitement whenever I see a jacket with a bright/patterned lining, or unexpected seams, zippers, buttons, etc. The love for what you do, really shines through. Oh! And if I was wearing that outfit...just knowing that my shoes matched the lining of my blazer would have had me feeling extra fierce! Lol, it's like a little secret ;-)

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  21. I love your style. I have purchased four of your tutorials. I haven't sewn in years, may years. Will I be able to follow along. I will be starting on my first pencil skirt this weekend. I am ready to sew the other items. I really want to sew skirts and dresses. Do you have a sheath dress tutorial?

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  22. I was just looking at that pattern because I just bought some ponte and was contemplating a dress but I'm opting for a skirt instead. Do you think this pattern would work with a ponte and do you think a zipper is absolutely necessary? Thanks.

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  23. Hi, great work and so inspiring!! I am gonna make this in a 100% wool for the body and leather sleeves. However, I am thinking of a lighter version where the body would be made out of an African wax fabric. Do you think that it is gonna look good, or that I need something that stretches a bit. THX for your answer.

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xoxo
mimi g.