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:

  1. Great job - looks great. Love the colour.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is a beautiful jacket. You wear it well.

    ReplyDelete
  7. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  12. Leuke blouse en de kleur staat je geweldig.

    Els

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fantastic, it looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  15. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  16. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  19. It looks fantastic, you did a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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....

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

    ReplyDelete
  24. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  25. 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 :)

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

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

    Congratulations

    ReplyDelete

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!