DIY: 1950s style jacket, part 2

26th April 2012





So this is my finished jacket, thank goodness there is no flaw on the interior and exterior, the jacket can be belted or worn loose to suit the styling.  I have yet to wear it because of the menopausal weather so no outfit shots.  What do you think?

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  • Reply Jackie Hong 26th April 2012 at 20:47

    Oh my god, THAT IS BEAUTIFUL.

  • Reply gwyneth 26th April 2012 at 21:09

    Kit I bow to you, the jacket is gorgeous I can’t wait to see it on you.

  • Reply Amirah 26th April 2012 at 21:16


  • Reply i am not a celebrity 26th April 2012 at 21:22

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see it on you. x

  • Reply Miss Fash 26th April 2012 at 21:43

    Congrats Kit, it’s a beautiful jacket. Remarkable.

  • Reply Elizabeth Lau 26th April 2012 at 21:46

    Well done Kit! 🙂

  • Reply Frankie 26th April 2012 at 22:30

    Kit, it’s gorgeous! Amazing work x

  • Reply Momoko 26th April 2012 at 23:14

    As expected you are too talented.

  • Reply Nadine 26th April 2012 at 23:15

    Super amazing work. x

  • Reply Fashion Ice Cream 26th April 2012 at 23:17

    Your hands are like magic. Let’s hope you have a great weather so we can see your gorgeous jacket on the body.

  • Reply Stella 27th April 2012 at 00:25


  • Reply Catherine Thompson 27th April 2012 at 00:26

    Love your pink nails in contrast with the orange floral jacket.

  • Reply peebo 27th April 2012 at 00:31

    I love it.

  • Reply Andrewlee 27th April 2012 at 00:32

    Wow this is great stuff.

  • Reply WINNIE 27th April 2012 at 02:21

    Kit, stop being so freaking talented! Love this jacket, looking forward to seeing it in an outfit post soon!

  • Reply fensismensi 27th April 2012 at 07:40

    Looks impeccable. The label tops it off. I think I’ll go and finnish my skirt now.

  • Reply clochet 27th April 2012 at 10:50

    wow amazing work!! you’re such an artist Kit! Can’t to see you wearing this beauty!

  • Reply Theresa Cox 27th April 2012 at 13:38

    Amazing well done.

  • Reply Ilana 27th April 2012 at 13:39

    Love the flared jacket, what’s your next DIY project?

  • Reply BB Kimmy 27th April 2012 at 14:24

    Amazing! Please do this more often…please please please.

  • Reply 1830010873 27th April 2012 at 14:25

    What a spectacular piece, a job well done you’re so talented.

  • Reply Niclette 28th April 2012 at 02:01

    I’ve been following your process since I fell in love with the fabric, the jacket is beautiful and well made, hope the weather improve and can’t wait to see your styling.

  • Reply vin 28th April 2012 at 02:02

    Teach me one day.

  • Reply Joana Gomes 28th April 2012 at 13:34

    I really really love it. I would definitely buy it, if I saw it for sale!

  • Reply Lin An 28th April 2012 at 21:42

    Fabulous work.

  • Reply kayleigh 28th April 2012 at 21:43

    Kit why are you so good? Your diy is impeccable.

  • Reply Lola 30th April 2012 at 07:45

    I absolutely love it, amazing! Can’t wait to see it on you xxo

  • Reply Duck 30th April 2012 at 12:09

    Kit, I am so impressed with you! I hope you blog more made-from-scratch type pieces, I really had no idea how gifted a pattern-cutter/seamstress you were!

    P.S. do you take commissions?

    • Reply Kit Lee 30th April 2012 at 14:57

      @Duck Thank you Duck (so weird to call you Duck), my talent has unleashed I’m also a good painter haha. There will be more DIY posts this summer, at the moment I’m making my own maid of honour dress to wear at my sister’s wedding in June….stay tuned for that post too 😛

      P.s I do take commissions, I don’t do suits I’m afraid hahaha.

  • Reply Duck 3rd May 2012 at 11:34

    @Kit Not a suit but if I found some amazing fabric would you be able to knock off a pair of shorts or a shirt?

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