Thursday, 26 February 2015
Laura: Burda Jacket
Hi everyone I've not posted anything in such a long time now. I have been making plenty its the writing part I find difficult, So this is the first of hopefully a lot of posts of what i've been busy making.
This is my version of the Burda Jacket pattern.(Bridie made one from the same pattern late last year) I chose to make the boxy jacket out of the two, which turns out boxy doesn't suit me so I ended up making it fitted by putting darts and more seams in.
I made the bottom one. (photo stolen from Bridie sorry)
The pattern was nice to work with very simple instructions, I'd say one for a beginner. I altered the pattern quite a bit actually, I made the sleeves puffed and 3/4 added bust darts and seams in the front and back to reduced the bulk to it and make it fitted. I made the collar all in one and missed out the collar stand (my attempt at making it casual)
So the first photo I took was of the jacket bodice made up. The fabric I used was white cotton with a faint white swirl pattern, which you can only see when close up.
The collar top stitched on without the stand. (looks a bit dirty in this picture but I assure you its not)
I then top stitched the patch pockets on, i'm loving top stitching recently. I then set to work on the sleeves which I altered so that they were slighty puffed & now 3/4 length
Setting the sleeve in is pretty fiddly
And finally the hem, which I ended up machine stitching because my hand stitching is just awful.
so here it is the finished jacket it looks so much better on...
See I told you looks better on, Styled with a pair of dark skinny jeans, black vest top and leopard print heels and done.
This photo just shows how long ago I made this for 3 reasons;
1, I have a tan because it was summer then
2, I have a fringe which has now grown out which I am now tempted to put back in.
3, I no longer have that phone in fact I upgraded it in September
I promise I won't be this lazy in writing up posts in the future.
If you fancy making this jacket Or the one Bridie made the pattern is from
Thank you for reading