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Sewing again

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Finally I got something done again. My linen pants only need hemming and pressing, then I can take pictures. And I sewed the muslin for my green jacket. Unfortunately the fabric is quite stiff, and I didn't get the sleeve in as I wanted because of that. But it's promising enough to cut it from the real fabric.
The only thing I'm doubting is the back. I'm inclined to make darts instead of the tie, but on the other hand it's something different. What do you think of this muslin and especially of the back. Your input is very much appreciated.

Eindelijk weer wat naaiwerk gedaan. M'n linnen broek moet nog gezoomd worden en dan gestreken. Dan kan ik er foto's van maken.
En ik heb het proefmodel van het Burda-jasje gemaakt. Helaas is de stof weinig soepel, waardoor ik de mouw er ook niet goed in kreeg. Maar ik denk dat het goed genoeg zit om uit de definitieve stof te knippen.

Alleen twijfel ik over de rug. Ik neig naar coupenaden in plaats van een touwtje, maar aan de andere kant is dit weer eens wat anders. Wat vinden jullie van proefmodel en de achterkant in het bijzonder? Alle meningen van harte welkom.


  1. I like this. I guess it depends on what you're making it out of and for. If you want a sporty summer jacket, I'd go for the tie.

  2. I vote for the tie because it's unusual and pretty!

  3. Yes, I agree with the others. The tie is the way to go!

  4. I like the tie, too. It wouldn't necessarily be too sporty if you used an elegant piece of ribbon or something like velvet cording. I think the slight peplum effect is nice, and you wouldn't get that with darts. As for the fit, I'm no expert, but does the lengthwise ripple in the sleeve bother you?

    I really enjoy your blog--I haven't sewn much recently, and your projects are inspiring me to jump back into it. I also appreciate that you post so regularly--I look forward to seeing what you're doing.


  5. I like the tie on the model, so I think it's the muslin fabric I don't like it on. So, yes on the tie!

  6. This model is beautiful and I love the tie detail. It's true though that on your muslin it's not as nice... It could be a combination of the fabric stiffness and the fact that on the model the tie goes through an eye which holds the fabric better than simple safety pins? If the real fabric is lighter than the muslin it should be ok (but I'm not an expert sewer ;o)

  7. Sigrid .- pattern of the jacket is very interesting. I particularly adore the short jackets style "spencer", but I think I prefer darts in the back. The tie gives the impression that the jacket is big and you want to repair. I am anxious to see its decision. Greetings and a hug from Barcelona. Paco

  8. I think the tie is modern and fun, but it appears to be too low on your back. I think it would look better if it is at the back waistline. Tina

  9. well, I'm decidedly in the minority here - LOL, that's not too unusual, but I'd dart it.
    Love the shape of the jacket, the lapel and the sleeve. But personally, I'm not wild about tied backs.

  10. I think the tie looks pretty messy and casual in contrast to the rest of the jacket, which is so nicely tailored. I think the tie might work better with a different fabric, but on this one, I'd dart it!

  11. Sigrid, I would like to see darts rather than the tie because the fabric is so stiff. Well placed darts would also accent your shape from the back, giving you a slimmer waistline. These back adjustments can be tricky to do by yourself so you can play with the placement and depth by pinning and tryng it on. If pins would leave holes in the fabric then some magic tape might be the way to try out different placements. I usually would like a tie but the new, closer body styles these days bring me to a more fitted conclusion

  12. Ik vind het touwtje leuker, vlotter. Maar het ligt ook aan de stof die je gaat gebruiken.
    Het lijkt alleen wel alsof het touwtje wat hoger mag.

  13. It could just be the muslin fabric, but my vote would be darts *and* ties, darts--just enough to control the extra fullness at midback, but using the ties as well. I wouldn't want to take out all the fabric with darts, just enough to give it slightly more shaping.

    However, I really think it's going to depend on the fabric.

  14. This pattern was in my sewing list last Summer and I didn't make it because I had no time left for it. O don't know if I'll make it this year or if I'll change may mind, but last year I was planning on making it with the ties; seeing your muslin I'm not sure anymore. My fabric is pretty much similar to the original seen in the model picture (so not as stiff). I would move the ties a little up though.

  15. the darts would be my preference if it is going to be worn for office - professional attire. my personal preference is the ties. they would look better if they were set a bit higher. they give the jacket a fun, funky look.


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