Saturday, March 3, 2012

Burda 03-2012-116

Pictures of the finished jacket. I love the style of this and might make another one. This time I made a jacket without making a muslin, because of starting it in a weekend with sewing friends and not having any muslin fabric with me. Also trusting Burda’s consistency in sizes. I’m quite happy with it, though the neckline could have been a bit smaller I guess.   And being honest: the hem band is a bit snug. I did not expect this, as the jacket is well above the widest part of my hips and normally the size 42 which I used is perfectly ok in this area. It is a close fitting jacket. Also the sleeves are not very wide.

For perfect fit I should have traced a size 38 at the neckline and widened the band a little AND have made a muslin first. But it’s certainly good enough to wear, this is not a wadder.

I did lengthen the body 3 cm above the waist. This was needed there, in the end I took the 3 cm off again from the bottom so that the finished length is the same as the pattern.

The sleeves look very, very long in the picture on the model in the magazine. Must be the models (petite?) size. After measuring the pattern I cut them 2 cm longer, ended taking one cm off again and they are the length I want now. That’s 1 cm longer than the pattern.

The lining

The cuff, very hard to find buttons in the right color.

Burda’s instructions for handling the lining at the sleeves were horrible (in Dutch at least). I couldn’t understand what they wanted you to do. Reading the instructions I understood that it would have been possible to do it all with machine stitches, I opted for handstitching the lining to the cuff opening. Worked as well for me.

There was a bit too much ease in the sleevehead. The line in the picture below shows what I took off from the cap of the sleeve.

The result is a nice jacket I'm happy with. My daughters (18) reaction was very positive when she saw it this afternoon. “That’s very nice mom”. It passed the most difficult test ;). I look forward to wearing it.

29 comments:

Ruta said...

It is lovely! I also want to make it. B.r.

Marie-Noëlle said...

What a great casual jacket. The fabric is fantastic.

Mary Nanna said...

It's beautiful - a lovely colour and a modern and sleek design. I love it!

Lisa said...

Sigrid this is a gorgeous jacket. I love the subtle colour and that of the lining. It's such a great shape.

shams said...

That is very cute, Sigrid! And the texture on that fabric - LOVE.

Mary said...

I am entranced by the fabric and design of this jacket. It is beautiful Sigrid. And...it got the approval of an 18 year old-wow!

Jane M said...

I love the zipper and jacket design and your choice of fabric is wonderful. Wonderful result on you.

kbenco said...

Such a smart jacket. I love the fabric, and the semi-exposed zipper is a very sharp detail.

KC said...

It's a very smart jacket and I love the fabric. And I'm so impressed that you passed the teen-DD test!

CGCouture said...

Very cool jacket!

Karin said...

It's definitely not a wadded! The style and the fabric look great together. I'd love to make this jacket.

Bunny said...

This is wonderful, Sigrid. That zipper treatment is very special. Buttons look perfect to me!

Audrey said...

It is a beautiful jacket. The light color of the fabric really lets the style details show clearly. It was very clever of you to use a ribbon to cover the zipper tape, so it would be coordinate with the fabric.

Evie said...

This jacket is just lovely. I would never have thought of that fabric/design combo and it really is very successful. Gorgeous.

meli88a said...

This is so pretty. The fabric is unexpected for a motorcycle style jacket, but it really works!

I am also in awe of your lined sleeve vent. Having also made a Burda jacket with a sleeve vent, I know first hand how bad their lining instructions are for this type of sleeve!

Vicki said...

Lovely combination of fabric and style.

pdiddly said...

Sigrid, I love your jacket - I have a similar pattern that I am waiting to get the courage to make up in some suede I bought - after I have made a muslin first (of course).

Lilian said...

Oooh..I like this jacket very much! All of it. The style, the fabric, and the zipper-band that's slightly darker turned out to be a nice feature. I hope the waistband is still wide enough to enjoy wearing it.

Nancy K said...

It's my kind of jacket. Elegantly casual. Enjoy wearing it.

gwensews said...

What a super jacket. The fabric is awesome, and the exposed zipper is a perfect touch. Very now. Very chic.

SewBarbie said...

Fantastic as usual. I love the fabric and the zipper treatment is very clever.

Gail said...

The finished product is great. I've noticed from the photo that you have a similar fitting issue that I have with Burda patterns. There appears to be a very slight bagginess just above the bust in line with shoulders. When you make another if you come up with a solution I'd love to know. This is not a problem with the garment, but sewers are often perfectionists.

AllisonC said...

Your jacket looks great, I really like the ribbon treatment and I think the subtle colour contrast, even if it's not what you intended is actually just right.

Summerset said...

Great jacket - I love the style with the zipper!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love! I want to make this jacket and yours is definitely incentive to get on it. Your choice of color and textured fabric is perfect.

Anne-Marie said...

Wonderful jacket Sigrid !!!!!

Christina said...

It's a great piece! Now, I want to make a jacket just like yours.

Christina @ Danillo Women's Silver black 3-button Pant Suit

Leslie said...

Sigrid very lovely jacket! I am currently making a muslin to do this this one in leather, and I notice the line drawing seems to suggest the top of the zipper tape should intersect the neck dart, but on yours (and also on my muslin) it does not. I kind of like the look where it intersects, so I'm trying to decide how to do that. Extend the front flaps so it'll go over that far? Move the neck dart? Any ideas? Thank you!

Nóra said...

I made this jacket, too.
http://fuszeres-szinek.blogspot.hu/2012/11/motoros-dzseki-gyapjubol.html