Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall DIY: Leopard Jacket

It took me 4 months to actually follow through on this project after making the graphic version here.  Inspired by Jean's Emerson Fry coat and Elle's Ann Taylor topper, I thought this would be a fun fall jacket.

Fabric: Joann's, 2 yards, home decor, 54", 100% cotton

PatternButterick 5500 (actually a shirt dress pattern that I'm using as a coat), narrowed pattern inwards at the shoulders down to the waist, added a slight a-line flare, and shortened sleeves to 3/4 length

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time: ~4 hours

Leopard Jacket DIY
(also wearing Kensie cowl neck dress and Target pumps)

Past leopard DIYs:

I have a little more leopard fabric left and am thinking of a pleated skirt :)


  1. I really like that you made it 3/4 sleeves. Great job!

    1. Thanks Jessy! Figured it was easier than pushing up my sleeves all the time :)

  2. looking good! =)


  3. It's wonderful! And you look great in it.

    I have recently discovered your blog and am still going, 'Oh my goodness you MADE that!'. I can knit (although am never patient enough to finish sweaters) but sewing anything more than a patchwork scares the daylight out of me.

    1. Oh you are too kind! I'm a horrible knitter - I only make scarves and I only know 2 stitches :)


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