The Monki Jacket

Happy Sunday Beauties!

Oh dear, April is almost over. Am I the only that thinks this month is going by very quickly?! Well, rejoice with me because I just concluded my second year in Fashion school. I have just one more year to go before I become a fully certified women’s wear designer. Time really does fly by when you are having fun!

In today’s post, I will be showing you a completed project of mine from school. I am still in awe of the fact that I made a tailored jacket. Really? I did it? Wow! It might not seem like a big deal to you or anyone else but to me, I am really happy with the outcome. The project truly challenged me technically. I pushed myself to adapt to skills that were completely new to me. The project brief asked us to pick a brand to design for and I selected Monki. The Monki brand to me is quite edgy, quirky, mixed with put-together street style. I didn’t want to play safe either with my design. I considered the interior of the new London buses for aesthetic inspiration for my jacket.

New Bus for London
City Hall, London. 16th December 2011. © James O Jenkins 07876341910



I translated the curved beams in the bus to the sleeves, pockets and design details of my jacket.



Half a toile in Calico. Front of Jacket design


Back of Jacket design in toile


Parts of the jacket laid out. 20 in total. Some sides have duplicate cut out to account for both the left and right side of the jacket.

The jacket took me almost an entire month to complete. I was working on two other projects at the same time though. For the final design, I used a wool based pink fabric.

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Work in progress.

I recorded a video of me working on this jacket at school. If you haven’t seen it,
Watch it below.

And here is the finished jacket.

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Fabulous right? Hit me up in the comments box with your thoughts. If you still haven’t entered my first giveaway of 2016,what are you waiting for?
Enter today.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Angel Mbeks says:

    love the Jacket..your so talented girl


    1. Kim Dave says:

      @Angel Mbeks Bless you darling! Thank you very much 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Stephanie says:

    WOW! You did a fantastic job on the jacket hun. Love the colour.x


    1. Kim Dave says:

      @Stephanie Thanks dear! 😚😚😚


  3. Rasheeda Nae says:

    wow your work is amazing! & nope, you’re not the only one who thinks April flew by lol I don’t know if i’m happy or sad about that


    1. Kim Dave says:

      Thanks dear! Hahahahaa, I guess we should be happy about it because time goes by really quickly when you’re being productive…


  4. Pamela says:

    I love the colour and the design…. It looks really nice…..


    1. Kim Dave says:

      @Pamela It was love at first sight with this fabric. And it feels even better 😍


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