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Faux Leather Marmalade Jacket {pattern review}

2016 January 27

I am so, so happy to be a guest on Indiesew again today. This time as part of Coat Month! This post allowed me to move the Marmalade Jacket straight to the top of my to-do list. Plus I got to work with some amazing stretch faux leather, a new-to-me fabric I’ve been wanting to try.

Find out more on the Indiesew blog! (+ why I should not have chosen this as my first coat in faux leather!)

To say I am pleased with how this coat turned out is a big understatement. I’m deliriously pleased with how “un-handmade” this jacket looks. Every time I see it hanging in my closet I smile crazily to myself. That’s not weird, right?!

Have you made a coat or worked with faux leather before? What are your best tips? We’re listening!

(P.S. Don’t forget – only one more day to sign up for the Fabric Please Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win until midnigh January 28, 2016)

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  1. January 27, 2016

    Your jacket looks gorgeous! Color of the year according to Pantone. It looks great on you with the pink hair. Well done!

  2. Ann ( no e) permalink
    January 27, 2016

    Stunning! Love the pattern details, the colour, the professional look. Wow! You created the jacket, you made the ‘look’, enjoy wearing it out for all to admire. Can we find this fabric in our Canadian shops? I would love to try a vest pattern.

    • January 30, 2016

      I haven’t found the stretch faux leather here yet… I’m on the search though! My oldest is now requesting one in pink… I’ve got my work cut out for me! :)

  3. Mel permalink
    January 28, 2016

    Gorgeous! Beautiful work, great looking fit. Makes me want to try a jacket myself….maybe.

    • January 30, 2016

      Thank you so much Mel! You can do it! One step at a time… :) It’s so rewarding when it’s finished.

  4. Janette permalink
    January 28, 2016

    Wow! This is amazing!!

  5. January 31, 2016

    What a fab jacket! It looks amazing. Love your modifications, intended or not :)

    • February 3, 2016

      Thanks so much Jenya! It is so much fun seeing it in my closet :)

  6. January 31, 2016

    Love the jacket! It looks sturdy and feminine. Love the gathgers at the sleeves also, if you didn’t tell why you’ve made them, I would think it had to be that way.

    • February 3, 2016

      Hooray! LOVE that you picked up on the feminine. I am loving the gathers too!

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