Cutting Edge Denim Jacket

Full Length Cutting Edge Denim Jacket by Crafty Planner

During Quilt Con,  I found the lovely Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction in a booth with her new Crossroads Denim, her newest patterns and book, The Magic Pattern Book.  I feel in love with pretty much all of it but especially the jackets and the soft feel of the denim.  It was destiny when I found three yards in eggplant.

Crossroads Denim Tour

I quickly bought the piece and proceeded to talk to Amy about what I could make with it.  She knew I was working on a garment sewing challenge and was extremely generous with her time.  I saw several examples of modern clothes made with the crossroads denim but also with recycled clothes.  I finally decided on this pattern.

Cutting Edge Jacket

The pattern shows both how to make the jacket from raw materials but also how to recycle jeans for the jacket.  Each step comes with a helpful illustration and well explained instructions.

I loved the shape of the jacket but I wanted to try something different for the front.  With some help from my friend Sarah, I decided to turn the jacket pieces inside out and create a cleaner look.  Similar to the pattern itself, I added quilting lines to the sleeves.  A gigantic purple button will definitely be the best way to finish the jacket.

I did pre-wash the fabric twice to make sure I got out any leftover dye.  The first wash resulted in some dye on my color catcher but the second wash, the color catcher came out clean.  I also dried the material and noticed very little shrinkage.

Here are more detail pictures:

Open Cutting Edge Denim Jacket by Crafty Planner

Side View of Cutting Edge Denim Jacket by Crafty Planner

Sleeves on Cutting Edge Denim Jacket by Crafty Planner

Indygo Junction is also hosting a giveaway of their fabric here along with offering readers 20% off your purchase by entering xroads20.

For more ways to use the luscious denim, check out the full blog hop lineup:

3/16 Amy Barickman

3/17 Fishsticks Designs

3/18 Today’s Creative Blog
3/19 Cool 2 Craft
3/20 JediCraftGirl
3/23 Sulky
3/24 See How We Sew
3/25 Crafty Planner  (you are here!)
3/26 Therm O Web
3/27 Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets
3/28 Indygo Junction



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  1. These pics are gorgeous! You are beautiful and your handmade clothes are beautiful! Love everything about this. 🙂

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      Thank you, Annette! Purple is definitely my favorite too. Shockingly (or not!), the jacket goes well with most of my other clothes. 🙂

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