Sunday, August 5, 2012

Burda Style Jacket


This jacket was very needed in my wardrobe and I've been working on it ,on and off, for about two months.

It is Burda Style #123 from the 01/09 issue.

When I first saw this one, I decided I had to make it. I loved its simplicity and colour.That was three years ago!



My version is a little different. I omitted the upper pockets and designed a new  bottom pocket style. Here it is:



A close-up of the pockets.



As you see I slanted them, added a zipper and formed a secondary pocket  on the larger one.To make this into a working ,zippered pocket I had to double the larger one. I simply made a welt type opening sewed the zipper, then sewed from bottom, along one side up to the top of the zipper, across the top of the zipper and down the other side


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I added multiple rows of top-stitching to pocket flaps as well as to the collar.




Instead of snaps (which I cannot master no matter how hard I try), I used these great squared metal buttons.



I  added a lining ,



Details  about this garment:

Fabric was called Memory Cloth when I bought it at Fabricville. It isn't waterproof so I will have to spray it to make it so.
Lining fabric is a polyester taffeta plaid.

I made size 42 and it fit really well. I made my usual FBA and added a chest dart.. I found the sleeves to be quite long and had to shorten them.

Now I'm ready for the fall but I hope it doesn't come too soon!



My little Angel Riley is visiting me with her Daddy this week and I'm so happy to have them both!
You know I can't resist  showing her off a little!!



More later form


 

14 comments:

Judith said...

This looks absolutely superb on you! The detail and effort you have put into this jacket is amazing. You will be wearing it for years to come...

Margy said...

What a gorgeous jacket...the fit, the style, the color...it is all perfect on you! Brava!

Vicki said...

Great jacket. Love the colour and the details. Very stylish.

Lori said...

This jacket is stunning, you look fabulous in it. Have fund with your dgd and son.

Linda T said...

Wow! That is one terrific jacket. You've done a wonderful job with that one! Enjoy your company. What a doll that little girl is.

Julie Culshaw said...

Very nice jacket, Diana. The top-stitching puts it over the top in my opinion. Love top-stitching like that.

Joyce in NC said...

Another great looking jacket. You continue to make the most fabulous jackets & coats!!

Janine said...

Golly gosh - what a fantastic jacket - no longer just simple though! I just agree with all the others - enjoy !

velosewer said...

Woo hoo. Gorgeous jacket.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous jacket and your pocket design and the topstitching takes it up a notch - very stylish.

Cuckoo Chanel said...

Gorgeous, classy, and downright snazzy! And Riley is a doll.

Dana said...

What a great jacket - I love it in that fabric!

gwensews said...

Terrific jacket. The fabric looks -metallic? It's very nice. That little girl has grown a lot since your last photo of her.

Audrey said...

I have always liked that Burda jacket pattern. Your version is wonderful and I like the additional zips and topstitching you added. DGD is a little cutie!