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Needle Felted Swirly Jacket

Jacket Front
Jacket Back
Jacket front side view
Close-up of buttons
Jacket Front

Jacket Front

A lined, fitted jacket with asymmetrical collar and front closing, princess seams and shoulder pads. 

I purchased the swirly felted wool jacket fabric while on vacation in Innsbruck, Austria a few years ago.  I saw the fabric in the store window after the store had closed and couldn't wait to go back the next day to purchase some.  Searching for the perfect fabric for the collar took a few years and another vacation.  I found the fake fur collar fabric in England last year.  Finally, I could finish the jacket!

The felted wool fabric was very easy to work with and pressed wonderfully.  The fur collar caused a few sneezing fits from the fluff, but overall, was very simple to sew.  I used two layers of hair canvas in the upper collar to help it stand up. 

The buttons are made by layering 4 different buttons on top of each other.  The gray base of each button is a piece of stone followed by a black plastic button, with a white button on top of that, finished off with a smaller black button on the very top.  The button loops are made from elastic cord loops sewn into the jacket front seam.

Since the fabric on the outside of the jacket is so dramatic, I decided to use a plain white lining to finish off the inside.  I love this jacket and can't wait for the weather to get cold so I can wear it!

Pattern or design used: Vogue 8307 - View A

Comments (9)

Scheri Scheri writes: Just simply beautiful.
Posted: 11:51 pm on January 4th

kbell kbell writes: This jacket is fabulous! Have you ever entered in the Make It With Wool competition?
Posted: 10:45 pm on January 25th

bellasews bellasews writes: This is absolutely stunning!!Wish I could sew like you!
Posted: 7:49 am on October 15th

annielizabeth annielizabeth writes: Stunning! The cold weather is just around the corner and you'll get tons of compliments for sure. Well done on a beautiful creation!
Posted: 5:51 pm on September 23rd

Nurgis Nurgis writes: Really cool jacket. Congratulation !
Posted: 10:02 pm on September 21st

Sewista Sewista writes: Stunning jacket! That fabric is incredible and you have pulled all the details together so wonderfully. Congratulations.
Posted: 9:15 pm on September 20th

Stormee Stormee writes: I have also used that technique of layering the buttons to get the look I want. When I looked at the collar close up I can see the process you went through to put this jacket together. It is a work of art.
Posted: 10:28 am on September 15th

Stormee Stormee writes: A beautiful jacket. I love the fabric. Sometimes it takes me a couple of years to use a piece of fabric. I have to make sure I have all the special items I need to complement it. You did a good job and how blessed you are to be able to really travel and find those wonderful fabrics. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Posted: 10:25 am on September 15th

Kate_W Kate_W writes: This jacket is just beautiful! And the memories will make the wearing even more special. And the button treatment is perfect. And the fur collar is so chic.
Posted: 11:35 pm on September 13th

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