First of all thank you for your kind words on my last post. They certainly helped. As this is mainly a blog about sewing I will not write too much about my feelings or private life, but sometimes I can’t help myself writing a little personal note.
I would like to say a special hello to the Dutch ladies who commented on my post on the exhibition in The Hague, nice to know you’re here and like to read my blog.
The jacket is coming along slowly. Tonight I’ve assembled some “easy” pieces. The front piece with zipper and special topstitching from zipper to dart I’ll leave for a moment when I have enough time to do it all at once.
I've taken my old extra sewing machine (bought second hand, I don’t know how old it actually is) out of its cover and installed this one for topstitching. It does that much better than expected actually. It saves me continually changing threads on one machine.
As said in my last post, the jacket is a combination of two patterns, the first one has the collar that I wanted, including the special stand construction:
This is from the June 2004 issue
and this one from the January 2007 issue (line drawing in previous post)
And Nowak, thanks for the update on the Burda archives, hope they will be back soon.