I’ve spent this weekend together with my friends Valerie and Sheila from Brussels. A great sewing weekend with of course a lot of chatting about sewing as well. I only just returned this evening. I took a few things without knowing exactly what I fancied to do. And I took a piece of fabric to ask Valerie and Sheila advice on a pattern. I bought this fabric in January 2008 and published it on my blog. The colors are more subtle in real life. Never got round to sewing it then and so it remained in my closet for a long time.
On Saturday morning I went to the supermarket to buy some food and found the new March (!) Burda. In it exactly a pattern I liked for the fabric.
ETA info to answer Debbie's comment: it's in the European sizes 34-42. I'm making the 42 with only a small adjustment in the length. And if you're buying the issue for this pattern be aware that it is a more fitted jacket, the sleeves are narrow. I'll add this to the review I'll do, but not ready for reviewing yet.
Screenshots from the Burda site here
So this is the pattern I traced yesterday and worked on today. Of course I didn’t have a zipper with me, as I never planned on this, but I got a lot done. It’s ready for the zipper and the facing/lining. Both the zipper and lining are not in my fabric collection, so a trip to a notions store is necessary.
It’s been a very long time I took up a Burda and sewed something from it right away. I did buy the February issue as well, which has some interesting things in it. In this issue there are a few other patterns I like. Not that many, but enough to be more enthousiastic about Burda than I’ve been in a very long time.