That´s Sew Cinematic: Hudsucker Proxy

I can’t believe it’s June already, and I haven’t shown you any of my Sew Cinematic creations! Just a little recap, my inspiration for this sew-along looks a little something like this:

 So far, I have made the cropped jacket from Hudsucker Proxy and the shirt and trousers from The Last Time I Saw Paris. All items will get a review of their own, and I will start with the jacket. First of all I’ll tell you that I absolutely love  the jacket, and I’ve worn it tons since I made it!

I have yet to find a good photo of the bolero that inspired the jacket, so you’ll just have to watch the movie to see where my inspiration came from. Jennifer Jason Leigh does a fabulous Katharine Hepburn interpretation in this movie, and the wardrobe is not holding her back!

Here´s my review of this pattern:

BurdaStyle 10-2010-113 Cropped jacket

Pattern size: 36-44

Avaliability: or BurdaStyle Magazine 10-2010

Pattern type: Cropped jacket with large back pleat.

Rating: Highly recommend!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Cropped jacket and trousers

Were the instructions easy to follow? I think the instructions were fairly easy. It´s always a little tricky to understand what they want you to do with the lining, but I guess I got it right, somehow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really love the length of this jacket, combined with the slightly vintage feel of the pleat in the back.

Fabric Used: I used a thrifted cotton twill.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I needed a jacket with long sleeves, so I lengthened the 3/4 sleeves to adjust it to my need.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? As this is quite a specific style, I might not make it again, but I would absolutely recommend it to others!

Conclusion: A fairly easy and very well-designed jacket pattern which resulted in a jacket that filled a gap in my wardrobe!

Cropped jacket and trousers




  1. liza jane on 06/06/2012 at 20:58

    I love this jacket! The back pleat is my favorite part. Love the shape.

  2. Sigrid on 06/06/2012 at 21:45

    Looks like a super versatile design. I especially like the pleat in the back.

  3. Sarah on 06/06/2012 at 23:56

    Oh, I love it!!!

  4. Stacy @ Stacyverb on 06/06/2012 at 23:56

    You look so glamorous! And hurray for filling wardrobe gaps.

  5. theperfectnose on 07/06/2012 at 01:07

    Hahaha I like that movie. And she does wear some pretty sweet outfits in it. Good job!

  6. crab&bee on 07/06/2012 at 01:57

    Such a beautiful jacket! I would have imagined this jacket was boxy based on the pattern drawing, but yours looks very flattering and feminine. Lovely!

  7. Debbie on 07/06/2012 at 07:12

    Great, versatile jacket. The back pleat is a lovely detail. What a great thrifted fabric find. x

  8. scruffybadger on 07/06/2012 at 09:25

    Brilliant jacket ! It looks the perfect cover up & I think I too am swooning for the back pleat. It’s a great shape on you – really suits you – how great that it’s so practical yet stylish!

  9. Meg on 07/06/2012 at 19:21

    This cropped jacket is just perfect! It turned out beautifully! Love the back pleat 🙂

  10. Ali on 08/06/2012 at 05:59

    I just love this on you! I’ve been eyeing this pattern — probably not a great choice for my shape but such great details, the length, the back, etc. Modern but retro (and versatile to boot!), just lovely.

  11. Alessa on 09/06/2012 at 13:36

    So lovely, both the shape and colour look great on you!

  12. Alexandra Mason on 14/06/2012 at 21:04

    I love your jacket, It looks fantastic!

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