You know those competitions where you use one pattern for different looks?
I’ve got a great example to show you.
This is BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110
The shorter version of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111
Why do I make a shorter version of this same pattern? Don’t I have lots of other perfectly good patterns?
Well, I had a toile …
And.. I knew that just a little bit of work would give me a wearable garment.
That contrast collar was a design choice led by necessity (I didn’t have enough of the IKEA fabric left). It’s hot pink, because you all encouraged me. And I love it!
Pattern: BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110
Size: 34-42, I made a 42 with no alterations
Fabric: The outer fabric is cotton canvas from IKEA, perfect for curtains, cushions and other upholstery uses. The collar and facing is a cotton twill , and its lined with Sunsilky – a polyester lining with good breath-ability.
Isn’t that collar ridiculous?!
I didn’t use any interfacing – the IKEA fabric has incredible body. I might regret this later. The cotton twill is a bit soft.
I added an inner pocket because the jacket was a bit short for usable side seam pockets.
Of course this jacket started off as a coat toile.
I chopped off my toile at the cutting line for the jacket, plus a hem.
Because of the slight flare in the skirt part of the coat, turning up the hem required a little bit of gathering. I could have unpicked, reshaped the pieces and resewn all the seams, but that seemed more fiddly than necessary.
The gathering worked well, and is all hidden under the bagged lining anyway.
The cut off lower skirt then was sliced into strips for the belt. Because of the seams in this design, the belt has lots of joins, and it’s not completely on grain.
I’m in two minds about the belt as a tie belt. I think I’ll add a buckle and make it more like a trench coat belt.
The other problem with using the toile was the sleeve length. I’d cut them out to length – so there was no hem allowance added.
I got around this by cutting out a separate facing and then sandwiching this to the outer fabric with a black bias binding.
No loss of length, a firm faced hem and nice black bound edge
How much fun is this jacket?!
26 thoughts on “From Oscar de la Renta suiting to IKEA upholstery fabric”
If I ever come to Australia, I’m leaving with that jacket 😉 OMG is that ever great!
You are so lovely that I’d almost let you take it, because it would be great to see you. Plus I’d swap it for something in your suitcase!
When are you coming?!
Stunning! I loved your first one but I actually prefer this – I think it’s the pink collar, such a statement piece. It’s made me want to make something similar. I only live about 10 minutes always from ikea…….. 😀
Go check out their fabrics. They have all sorts of interesting designs. None really suitable for garments of course, but still, it’s fun to make them work!
Absolutely gob-smacking marvelous. What did I say about your fabric choices making pattern designs wow?!
You are too kind.
This is just the most fabulous jacket ever! I’m totally going to check out Ikea fabrics now!
You totally need too. You will find all sorts of inappropriate fabrics for sewing clothes, but it will be fun!
Gorgeous! Love the little face peeping over your belt at your waist – awesome print placement on a toile!
And it’s completely fortuitous. I had only just enough to cut out the pattern pieces. I just got lucky.
I absolutely love it!! Wow, you look fantastic in it.
I admit I had my doubts at first, but the finished product is sensational. Absolutely gorgeous + v clever re: the sleeve hem finish.
Oh ye of little faith!
wow! a great way to use your toile, love the pink collar
That is one fun jacket! What an inspired creation – so cleverly done and it suits you perfectly!
Thank you. It has been a fun recreation of the toile
What a difference fabric choice makes! Both versions are fantastic, but the Ikea one just made me smile as soon as I saw it – love the hot pink!
It makes me smile too. Now I need to create outfits and opportunities to wear it lots and lots.
That is one fun jacket! I love the IKEA fabric section.
Me too. One day I might even make curtains from their fabrics.
Very unusual jacket, but very fabulous too.
You win the one pattern different looks competition! Really fun jacket – I mean really fun.
I do love this jacket. I think the pink collar is the absolute bomb! The Ikea fabric is really good quality for cushions or coats (but I’d rather have the coat).