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Needle Felted Swirly Jacket

Sep 13, 2009
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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!

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  1. User avater Scheri January 4th

    Just simply beautiful.

  2. User avater kbell January 25th

    This jacket is fabulous! Have you ever entered in the Make It With Wool competition?

  3. bellasews October 15th

    This is absolutely stunning!!Wish I could sew like you!

  4. User avater annielizabeth September 23rd

    Stunning! The cold weather is just around the corner and you'll get tons of compliments for sure. Well done on a beautiful creation!

  5. User avater Nurgis September 21st

    Really cool jacket. Congratulation !

  6. User avater Sewista September 20th

    Stunning jacket! That fabric is incredible and you have pulled all the details together so wonderfully. Congratulations.

  7. Stormee September 15th

    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.

  8. Stormee September 15th

    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.

  9. User avater Kate_W September 13th

    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.

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