Zipper Ripple Jacket

The Zipper Ripple Jacket is finished. Mostly. More on what's left to do later. Here are some pics.

Here are a couple of close ups.

Now for the reason I say it's "mostly" finished. The picture below is the inside hem where it meets a black side panel.

As I've mentioned previously, though I used my own pattern block, the jacket was inspired by this BurdaStyle pattern. I tried to plan all my variations ahead of time, but I forgot that I might want to finish my inside seams -- more than just serging and top stitching. After all, the inside of a jacket does show from time to time. At some point I'll hand sew a narrow binding to cover the seams, not quite the technique I would have used had I planned this a little better. I won't use my fabric as I did with the hem binding. I'll most likely make the binding out of the black (factory knitted) rayon I have stashed.

I'm always thrilled when the finished garment ends up the way I imagined. And I don't care that it may have just gotten too cold to wear it outside without a coat. I'm wearing it anyway!

See related posts about this sweater:
A Separating Zipper, a Facing, and a Sweater
Further Notes on the Zipper Ripple Jacket

Updated 21Nov2013


  1. The jacket is absolutely gorgeous!
    I love the black side panels, very slimming (even if you don't need it!) ;-)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you. It was an interesting learning experience working with this fabric. :)

  3. Wow, I love the ripples!! The jacket looks so nice and I love it paired with the zip. It's so perfect!

  4. Visiting from The Train to Crazy. This is lovely! (Perusing the rest of your blog now. :) )


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