I loved designing and creating this cropped jacket that was inspired by the character Amber in the movie "Sucker Punch". It is an intriguing style with kimono sleeves and a band collar. This design fits the body beautifully and I love the way the drawstring details also play an important role in the design.
You can wear this jacket with or without the drawstring detail, it depends on your mood. With the drawstring, it gives a elaborate fantasy look, and without them you get a more casual look. Either way the skinny lace highlights the jacket with very flattering style lines that are suitable for most occasions.
This jacket requires intermediate sewing skill due to stretchy fabric and lots of zipper details. But If you are a beginner sewer who loves a challenge, then this style is perfect for you! Let me know if you have any questions, I will try my best to answer them.
Step 1: Research
Research: For my research I used a lot of reference photos of the actual movie costume. After finding the photos that showed all the necessary views and angles, I printed them as clear and high contrast as I could. Using these photo printouts, I was able to draw the seam lines and detail lines. This method allows me to draft a pattern that doesn't miss any important information, but it also gives me a sense for which details may have to be omitted due to limitations.