Butterick 5958 Hot Pink Fringe Jacket


Hi, there. Are you enjoying your autumn? I've just finished up this jacket.


I made the vest last year.

 I wanted to make a bright colour jacket and so I focused on this pattern;  Butterick 5958. I used view C. This pattern has the vest and long sleeved jacket patterns. I really recommend this pattern, unfortunately it's out of print now. If you are interested in the pattern, I also recommend Butterick 6169. It's similarly incorporated into the dress and jacket pattern, and the design is similar to Butterick 5958.

It was the second time that I used this fabric (I reviewed the bruda jacket). I added the fringes again, and also doubled the number of them, and their length. I made the fringes using 3 and 1/4yds of long, so attached them to the sleeves, collar, front opened and hem.
I was tired because I had to clean my house while I made the jacket.
There was
A LOT of PINK DUST(>_<;)

 I am allergic to dust...my house
 was messy and dusty after making them.



I love this design, but I have one complaint; it doesn't include any pockets. I definitely think a jacket needs pockets, so I added zip up ones.

I made the vest version last year, and it took around 6 hours. I guessed that I could make the fringe jacket in around 10 hours, but it took 20 hours! (NOT include cutting and clean-up time)



This is the vest version. I used Italian quilted fabric. It reminded me of a truffle milk chocolate and it looked like it smelled sweet. Ha ha. I made the belt, belt loops, and sewed the double opened zipper. I cut the collar parts bigger than the normal patterns, because I thought the big collar would suit the quilted vest. I shortened the length by an inch.

I wanted to use the various length zippers for making my jacket, so I purchased a kind of pliers "Kuikiri" (blue one) from one coin store (100 yen shop). I don't know what the pliers are called in English, sorry.
I have many zippers, but I'm sometimes out of the zippers with necessary length. My neighbourhood crafts shop doesn't have many products but it's too much hassle to go the big crafts shop. However, I wouldn't wait to get a parcel from shopping online. Ummmm...
This time, it was VERY easy to remove zipper teeth and quick to shorten the zippers with new pliers! Terrific discovery! I should have bought them earlier.

When I took these pictures in my neighbourhood shrine a few days ago, I heard the sound of cicadas. Crazy! It's autumn now!

Fabric: Fringe jacket 60" 2 3/8yd, Vest 45" 1 5/8
Total time spent:  Fringe jacket 20 hours, Vest 6 hours

41 comments

  1. I love both of these jackets. Your choice in fabrics was perfect. You've got really good style!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Esther. I am pleased. My room was SO terrible for dust, but I am happy with the result now :)))

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  2. Both of these fabrics look beautiful and really tricky to work with! You totally nailed it though, the jacket and vest are lovely. I can just imagine your sewing room being covered with pink dust after working with that fabric!

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan! I couldn't stop sneezing while I sewed the jacket. I love tweed, fur, shaggy wool... I am going to make a vest with faux fur for the winter, but it's will be hard work. Ha ha.

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  3. I remember when you bought this fabric Eli- good to see it made up! What a lovely bright jacket and perfect zip pockets. I have also just made a dress for a friend with fabric that shed dust. It stuck to my shoes and went all over the house too! Your work continues to inspire me and I am excited to meet you and compare notes( and clothes!) in February.

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    2. Thank you, Sarah! I agree that with you! The dust stuck to my clothes, rug on the floor... everywhere! Ha ha. I look forward to seeing you :)))
      P.S If you have a time, please show me the dress for your friend!

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  4. Nice outfits for fall and winter!

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    1. Thank you, Isobel Celine :)))

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  5. Both of these are beautiful! I wish I had them in my closet--wow! I absolutely love the pink with denim jeans. If I was shopping and saw these, both would catch my eye!

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    1. Thank you for praising me, Shirley! I am flatterd :))) I rarely wear hot pink clothes, but I LOVE the jacket!

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  6. they both look great but that pink one - oooh I love it! and I know just what you mean about the pink dust. Some fabrics just do that.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I am glad that you like it. I love this pink fabric. If I have a chance, I would like to go the fabric store in your country:)

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  7. Adorable! Both of these are very nice. Perfect and I LOVE the shoes.

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    1. Thank you, stacy. I am flatterd:)

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  8. They're so beautiful!!

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  9. I especially love the vest version - the quilted fabric is fantastic and I love how it adds structure to the collar!

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    1. Thank you, Crab and Bee! I love this quilted fabric, it's very warm and light. I was inspired by your jeans, so would like to make ones for me.

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  11. Sewing Cappuccino10/23/2016

    It's always nice to meet with new friends and Your outfit was really nice, I love it and those shoes, ouh la la!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sewing Cappuccino :)))

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  12. Both jacket and vest are gorgeous. You did a great job and love the pictures :))

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    1. Thank you so much Hana! I am glad that hear from you :)

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  13. Nice jacket and vest! I like the pink color of the jacket and the fringe, although I would not have the patience to make fringe. I've also never heard of shortening zippers by removing the teeth -- this is something I must investigate.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, betty! I like making a fringe, but I got tired of cleaning dust this time. I often shorten a length of hem; these pliers are useful for me:)

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  14. I love both pieces. That pink fabric is so amazing. You did a great job and the pockets go so well with it. You look beautiful, and great pictures as usual.

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    1. Thank you Olivia! I love and am proud of the zip up pockets. I love your pictures on your blog too ;)

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  15. Your jacket and vest are beautiful! I recently made a quilt out of minky and there was dust and fluff all over the room. Your makes have inspired me to finish up the jacket I started a year ago. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Chris. I am glad if my blog helps your works. Your comment made me smile:) I would love to see your jacket too.

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  16. Both the jacket and the vest are gorgeous. I love the color of the jacket - vibrant and happy. I too need to have pockets in my jackets. Good idea to add them!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Tomasa! I am glad that you like it, look forward to your next post. Happy sewing:)

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  17. Love them both but for me the jacket does it! and i love that you put zipper pockets on it

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    1. Thank you so much, Sasha:) I really love these pockets too.

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  19. My compliments, you sewed two very beautiful garments!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Baroque Doll! I love your icon, it's very beautiful.

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  20. The jacket is great.
    It's a beautiful combination.

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    1. Thank you, aysel melike! I love the combination too:)))

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