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.

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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  12. Leuke blouse en de kleur staat je geweldig.

    Els

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  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.

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  14. Fantastic, it looks great.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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....

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

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

    Congratulations

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