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January 17, 2009

Your Very Own John Galliano

Filed under: couture sewing,Designer,Designer Inspirations,Fashion,Patterns — phyllisc @ 9:06 am

If you follow this link, you can download this pattern for John Galliano’s Pirate Jacket from his 2001 collection.   The site also has a gallery of  examples that sewers have made (I really like this green one.)  The SHOWstudio site is also some great background on the jacket and its place in his collection. Natually I had to download a copy; I’ll never wear this (DD might) but this design is worth saving because the pattern PDF appears to be the actual oaktag cutting templates, and they are covered with hand written construction notes.

Be warned however; thepirate-jacketpriate-jacket-backre are 60 pattern pieces.  And only one size.


  1. How fun! It would be interesting to make, but I’m not sure where I’d wear it. I love John Galliano.

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — January 17, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  2. I love the last B&W version, but I admit my admiration will be the only effort I put forth….making it is too much effort for me LOL

    Comment by Simone — January 17, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  3. There are a few other design downloads at the SHOWstudio site, including an Alexander McQueen jacket from his Fall 2003 RTW. Just so ya know!

    Comment by all is on — January 17, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  4. Fun jacket but definately not my style. Great imaginative piece.

    Comment by Linda T — January 17, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

  5. I think that the left side pattern sewn up for both sides would do the job nicely.
    …and in the ‘contributors’ listing, are some more designer patterns–Yohji Yamamoto has a great, and maybe ‘sewable’ pattern for a jacket.

    Comment by Jen O — January 18, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

  6. This is definately my style and I would like to attempt it!

    Comment by cosmic — February 2, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

  7. I’d love to attempt it. I see they give more information than Marfy does!

    Comment by Aunt Michelle — February 4, 2009 @ 8:54 am

  8. There is nothing like: challenging one’s self. I made Galliano jacket and LOVE wearing it. This garment is couture so it doesn’t work to substitute too many pieces (attempting to sew two same sides). I will tell y’all though I am a size 12 and with some minor adjustments the coat fits. It took one week of solid sewing just to see the basic form of the jacket. And another week for modifications: I made three sleeves for the missing sleeve, which zip together to form a skirt. This piece is amazing and so is the McQueen Kimono. I will be making the Yamamoto jacket hopefully before the end of the year. This Galliano pattern isn’t really about being a pro, it takes time. There are a lot of pieces and mine is out of denim, I didn’t line the coat.

    Comment by C. E. Moore — September 19, 2009 @ 9:11 am

  9. Downloaded it, love it & want to wear it! But I’m not sure if I can make it, maybe my mum but I don’t know if she’s skilled enough… Maybe I should take some sewing lessons and then I can wear my own Galliano ❤

    Comment by Charlotte — October 17, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

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