PDF Boro Jean Jacket Pattern. Upcycle with Paganoonoo.
• Unisex Boro styled jacket upcycled from denim jeans • Generous self-lined jacket with hip ease, 3/4 length sleeves & belt closure • Eye-catching, creative use of jean details, color-blocking, patching and quilting • One-of-a-kind wearable art piece • Immediate Digital Download • See Shop Listing for Hard Copy Pattern
Our Most Popular re-pinned Pinterest Design !! Introducing our first jacket pattern. I originally made this jacket 3 years ago and I've had so many requests about my methods that I decided it is time to create the pattern: Paganoonoo Boro Jean Jacket. The Boro Jean Jacket is upcycled* using a generous sized waffle fabric Kimono style bath robe, 5 - 6 denim jeans of various shades(instead of flat fold fabric) and a plain leather belt. The design is built on a foundation of a waffle robe following Paganoonoo upcycling instructions. The classic cut and materials makes this a truly unisex garment with timeless appeal.
With upcycling, there is no need to print, cut out and tape together PATTERN PIECES. The starting materials are 3D garments, so instead the "pattern" is instructions and illustrations that define exactly what and where to cut (disassemble) and how to reassemble the pieces. You are purchasing a set of instructions that print on 8.5" by 11" paper which can be put in a binder for future ease of reference.
The Boro Jean Jacket silhouette works well with ALL FIGURE TYPES; it is self-adjusting to individual body curves and heights. The thing that is amazing, even magical about this jacket is that it looks good on such a wide variety of people. Because of the generous kimono cut of the base robe, this design fits many sizes, from men's small to large, and women's medium to extra large. For very large sizes, a kimono base robe could be made from scratch (pattern not included).
This upcycled jean jacket was inspired by Japanese Boro clothing. I find the utilitarian nature of the garments appealing and the patchwork and repair process fascinating. I decided to use that skill to build this Boro inspired jacket by piecing jean pieces together on top of the waffle robe and lightly quilted in place. I really love the subtle color blocking from the different shades of the jeans. Another plus building upon the robe is the jacket is self-lined. Once the robe is covered, a belt closure is added. The result is a beautiful one-of-a-kind wearable art piece, the Boro Jean Jacket CUSTOMIZED to your figure.
ALL SIZES ARE INCLUDED in that the size/fit of the finished garment is determined by the size of the robe used, the other parts are self-scaling. ANYONE, any size, who can find a kimono style bath robe that fits the way they like across the shoulders and bust or chest can successfully fit this pattern.
The sewing is straightforward piece assembly, mostly using topstitching. Sewers with experience with mixing colors and shapes will fulfill their artistic dreams, but those just learning these skills will find they enjoy the challenge and growth to their creativity. Included in the pattern are 2 different jacket designs to guide you. !! Have Fun !!
ADDITIONAL BONUS - Includes a 4-page tip sheet on design elements, color selection, fit, garment care, and technical tips.
See Designer Michelle Paganini’s article on upcycling in the Threads Magazine Feb/March 2015 issue! She was also featured on It's Sew Easy series 1300 and 1400. Her segment on Double Collars is available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l05NRsnZBeg&t=431s .
*UPCYCLING is taking something existing, like clothing, and transforming it into something of greater value. This set of instructions and illustrations will walk you through every step of selecting garments, disassembly and reassembly, to create a beautiful, custom fit, one-of-a-kind garment.
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Happy Upcycling! Michelle
Another fabulous design, every up-cycle sewist should buy one.
1 day ago by Michele Rickitt
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