D.I.Y with Nichelle B.

Camo Cropped Jacket D.I.Y

Hey Loves!!! As always thanks for stopping by! Hopefully you checked my IG stories to get a sneak peek of me making of this jacket, but in case you didn’t I will fill you in and walk you through the process right now!!

This fabric is from Mood. There was only about a yard and a half left so I just got all of that. I used an old jacket I already had as a guide to help me create this one. I love the fit of this jacket and it is cropped so I figured it would serve as a great guide. Pic of that jacket below.

This is a jacket from H&M that I’ve had forever. I knew I didn’t have enough fabric to do all the details this jacket has like darts, back pleat, and back vent so I did the best I could.

Even though this fabric is a medium weight I wanted to interface this jacket to give it a cleaner look. This fabric is a med weight so I didnt want anything that would make it too stiff. I used Pellon 911F to interface the front, back, and collar. I used another interfacing, that was slightly lighter in weight on the sleeves and the facing. It was an interfacing I already had in my stash so I’m not sure the exact name or number of it. I knew I would be moving my arms alot, so I didn’t want them to be too stiff.

Don’t interface your seam allowance to eliminate bulk.

I fully lined and interfaced this jacket. Unfortunately my lining is not all cool and fun its plain black cotton. lol

I did welt pockets. Even though they did not come out perfect, they look good and I know what I need to do to improve for the next time! As cliche as it sounds “Practice makes Perfect” in sewing. Don’t be discouraged if something you are sewing is not “perfect”! Keep practicing.

I noticed my other jacket had these little tabs on the shoulders so I did that too. I did not do buttonholes on the tabs because this button isn’t actually functional. I would never wear the jacket with those tabs sticking up.
I also added the belt detail on the sleeve. Clearly this is before the sleeve was inserted. lol

Lots of topstitching in this project!

I still need to properly hem and topstitch the bottom and around the front. It just some baste stitches in there now. I also need to find buttons for this jacket. After that she will be good to go!!! What do you think? How did I do?

I like this jacket. I feel like I will probably be more excited about it once the buttons get added!


  • Manecoarse

    This jacket looks amazing. I love everything about it. Very good job. I have definitely felt discouraged when something I’ve sewn didn’t come out right. I agree with you about practicing. It is definitely a key factor in sewing.

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