Going thrifting is always a joy and a surprise as you never know what treasure you are going to find. I often find great fabric at my local Value Village as well as sewing patterns. This lovely pink tweed fabric was just enough for either a skirt or short jacket. And it was only eight dollars! But I wasn’t sure what I would make until I found a McCall’s 5585 pattern from 1991. The pattern was an updated 90s version of the Chanel tweed jacket. I knew right away that I would use the pink fabric to sew a vintage tweed jacket.
Preparing the pattern
The sizing on the pattern was a little small for me but with careful measuring and using my own sleeve block, I knew I could make it work. I had purchased some gold buttons with a crest intending to use for the next blouse cuffs. But I decided they would be the perfect match and were almost the same size the pattern required.
To sew your own vintage tweed jacket, check out Minerva’s pink tweed, pink and brown tweed and this Vogue 7975 jacket pattern. I personally order from Minerva and they have amazing selection and great sales every week. Also, shipping from the UK to Canada is quicker than within North America.
Once I had received my “Jeweled Splendor” fabric from Spoonflower, I knew I needed to sew the Bow Blouse from the McCall’s ‘Stitch and Sew’ 8095 to go with this jacket perfectly.
If you would like to check out another one of my makes from my Jewels Collection, check out my post for the DIY Reversible Kimono Jacket. If you would like to make your own, sign up below to receive the first notification when the pattern launches.
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