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My Chic Cheat ode to Balmain’s Spring/Summer ‘10 collection – on the double!

Posted by Charley H. from Peterborough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Charley H.'s 22 projects »
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  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all, you need to get the quasi-braided look along the neckline and about 26cm along the middle of each sleeve, starting at the cuff.

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue your gold braided trim to your fabric in the pattern to the left. Make your pattern about 4cm wide and copy those steps.

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 3
    Step 3

    The braiding on your sleeves and collar should look like this:

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, for the epaulettes. Cut out two of the following shape in your flat foam wadding...

  • Step 5

    ...and four of the following in gold lamé.

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place your wadding on top of a piece of lamé, in the centre, so that you have 1cm’s seam allowance all round. Then place another piece of lamé on top, mirroring the first, so that the wadding is in the centre and sandwiched between the two layers.

    Stitch the two layers of lamé together, 1cm from the edge, ideally by machine. You can do it by hand, but make sure it’s tight and secure.

    Repeat this process with the remaining piece of wadding and two pieces of lamé.

    Cut away some of the excess fabric around the edge

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out two sets of 40cm of your fringing and fold them back on each other, so that you have two double-thickness sets of fringe 20cm in length.

    Cut out as many 15cm pieces as possible out of your gold and brown leather string. Glue or stitch down at fairly regular intervals along your fringing.

    When your glue has dried, stitch the top of your decorated fringing along the wide, round end of each of your epaulettes.

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch your gold trim around the edge of each of your epaulettes and over the side of the fringing.

  • How to make a bomber jacket. Bal Mania - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stitch your epaulettes along the shoulders of your jacket, with the fringing covering the top of the sleeves.

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Bobbie*Bee*
Bobbie*Bee* · Norwalk, California, US · 11 projects

I'm in love!!!

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Mi.ezekatze
Mi.ezekatze · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 128 projects

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So
So · Hanover, Niedersachsen, DE · 65 projects

so cool that you describe how to make these epaulettes!!! i wanted to make this jacket too but couldn´t figure out how to do these!! thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, pest, Hungary · 24 projects

gorgeous!

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