Saturday, February 28, 2009

BWOF 02-2009-102

It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it, I'm very happy with the result.

 

 

I used size 40, tapered down to 42 at the hips (default for me) and the muslin proved that the bust was a bit snug the neckline too low. The next pictures shows my alterations to the front: a full bust adjustment as described in Fit For Real People by Pati Palmer  when only a little extra room is needed.

The neckline I made 4 cm higher, and adjusted the button placement and roll line. No other changes.


Two helpfull tools: the button attachment foot I ordered from Gone sewing company at ebay when I ordered my zipper foot. It has a hole where you can put something (in my case an old needle) to make a longer thread shank for the button. Much cheaper than the original foot.

The other is the collar clamp from  Pamela Erny (Off the cuff style/Sew Exciting). It was a very helpful tool to turn the beltloops and epaulets.It's long and you can clamp the fabric in the pliers, so that you have both hands free to turn.

28 comments:

Vicki said...

Great job - looks great. Love the colour.

Erica B. said...

I've been following your progress. It turned out beautifully!

Marita said...

I agree with Vicki, the color is really beautiful, compliments nicely your skin and the jacket/blouse came out very stylish:-)

Summerset said...

Oh, it turned out fabulously! I love the necklace you paired with it, too. This has just moved up on the my list of possibilities to make from this issue!

Teddylyn said...

REALLY nice looking! I was not sold on the style in the magazine, but I love yours!

gwensews said...

That is a beautiful jacket. You wear it well.

Bunny said...

This is beautifully executed and looks great on you. That button foot really intrigues me. Are those little green thingies a rubbery type thing to hold the button down? I am going to that site now. Thanks.

Christina said...

That looks soooo good on you! The color is wonderful, looks like a great piece to transition into spring.

Rachel said...

That turned out really great!!! I love the red.

Dawn said...

Oh, I love it. Like the others said, that coor is great with your skin and hair. I love all the details on the jacket.

KayB said...

Well, it really turned out beautiful! So much so, that you caught my attention with it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Leuke blouse en de kleur staat je geweldig.

Els

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

All the efforts and hours paid off. I think your jacket is more then wonderful. The colour is a charm on you... and you have such a beautiful necklace.

Lori said...

Fantastic, it looks great.

Uta said...

Beautiful jacket, perfect necklace to complement it! I like the higher neckline. When looking at the Burda picture I thought the lines were a bit off; it looks much better this way!

Nancy K said...

It's a great jacket and it looks like a very useful and stylish addition to your wardrobe. Beautiful job and a really nice series of posts on it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You did an amazing job on this jacket! What a wonderful interpretation!!!

Sew4Fun said...

Gorgeous jacket! Great job! It looks wonderful on you.

Meg said...

It looks fantastic, you did a great job!

Joyce said...

It looks great. I looked ta the jacket in BWOF but I hand''t decided on it. I think I'll start a muslin.
Joyce in NC

Berry said...

It's a lovely jacket and the color is great on you.

AllisonC said...

I LOVE it! You always pick the interesting BWOF patterns. This one looks like a lot of work, but it's all those details that make it extra special. This is definitely on my list though who knows when I will get round to it....

Paulette said...

Sigrid - your jacket is fabulous!! I will definitely have to make this one!! Thank you for sharing!

Audrey said...

Your jacket is beautiful! I especially like that you chose to make it in a red fabric rather than the khaki shown in the magazine. Red is my favorite color.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your work definitely paid off because this jacket turned out beautiful. I love all the details and this style fits you very well. Well done :)

Claire S. said...

Fabulous - It's beautiful !

Tany said...

The jacket turned out fabulous and you look stunning it it! The color and the design suit you very well!

paco peralta said...

Sigrid .- is great. It is a modern jacket and color ..... uhmmmm, divine truth.

Congratulations