I've been planning to make this jacket out of this fabric for so long that it feels like I've completed an unfinished project. This is really not the time to be making yet another jacket but this fabric ,a cotton twill, was yelling out.
"Enough already! You promised I could be a jean jacket!"
Here it is.
It's probably not to every one's taste but I like it. It replaces this one that went to live with Tamara in Ottawa a couple of years ago.
Burda 8905 is out of print, but if you have this pattern let me tell you that it's a little gem.
It's easy to make, unless you decide to Hong Kong finish every single seam which is what I did. That took a long time and I was very happy when the last stitch was finished!
It's slimming as it has a nice curve at the waist at the side seams. That's what I really like about it.
I've made this five times previously.A couple were for my daughter. I always thought I should do an FBA but always forgot when cutting it out. This time I did and ended up being sorry. The FBA caused the two front pieces below the yoke to curve and so the pockets when placed within the seam joining the yoke to the lower bottom front were slanted . I had to place the pockets lower . This is how they look.
It's Ok but....
Special features of this piece are the snap buttons ,the pink top stitching and the polka dot quilter's cotton I used for the facings and the Hong Kong finished seams because I didn't have enough fabric.
The polka dots might be a bit much but only the lapel reveals them really. What do you think?
Sometimes I think that sewers wear clothes that other people just don't. I always know that's the case when I wear an item and no one comments or compliments me.This may be one of those items.
But on the other hand, it looks a little Coldwatercreekish, don't you think?
More pics here!
It's finally hot here today ,so next up are a couple of little dresses to keep me cool.
More later from