Thursday, September 26, 2013

Burdastyle 7-2013 #102 Black Silk Jacket

 This is a partially lined black silk jacket from Burda's July 2013 issue. It is also a sewing course in the mag.  It calls for Natte'  fabric...what the heck? Hart's Black Silk Noil is what I used and it is quite nice.  The shiny black binding is a black silk charmeuse also from Hart's.
I'm not sure I can do a proper review on this jacket, because I just don't do a lot of lined jackets.  I live in Texas and it is not often that I even need outerwear.  The jacket took more time than I expected but I think that is because I really needed better instructions than what the magazine offered. Burda mag instructions even on a sewing course is just confusing.  I am so glad I did this jacket because it is one sexy beast.  I made it for myself and the 17yo DD will not unhand it. 


 Here are a few pics on my dress form that is actually too big now.  I have lost quite a bit of weight and my dress form is just a smidge too big now which is why the front does not meet in the pics.  The weight loss is for health reasons, so all is good.



 Double welt pockets with flaps! I loved making these.




 OK, I did not make this jacket for her, but she is a greedy little thing and looks quite cute in it. I will put some thin shoulder pads in it for her.  My shoulders are larger and more square than hers and it was made for ME. :)

Pattern adjustments and advice: When I made the muslin, the only change I made was to narrow the back at the center seam below the shoulder blades. I have a narrow back, so this is not unusual.  Ditch the partial lining pieces and just redraft a full lining for this one.  If you don't know how, I think there are a few good sites and books for this. (What I should have done). I also should have figured out how to miter corners before I tore into the binding issue.  I just winged it and that is just not very satisfying.  Burda does not cover this very well in the directions and I would look into this if you are not familiar with that.
This is downloadable on the Burdastyle website here.
Thanks for reading!
Claire

9 comments:

  1. This jacket looks really special. Take it back, I say! I love all the details, but especially the zips in the sleeves.

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    1. I am definitely taking this one back. She dropped it in the dog bowl yesterday....the sacrilege!

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  2. WOW! This is gorgeous. It looks like it took a lot of time and attention to make this. It's fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Shirley Ann! It did take a lot of time. I am so glad I feel like it was worth it because sometimes my sewing still ends up as wadders.

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    1. Thanks Roz! My daughter says it is like Neiman's goes biker (ha).

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  4. Beautiful jacket. You did a fantastic job. I agree with the others, take it back. Let's see some picture of it on you!!!!
    By the way, I received my SA curve rulers and I am in love!!! Even my sewing students love them. Thanks for designing them. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thanks Tina, I will!! I am so glad you like the rulers. I truly would not bother with them if I didn't love them too.

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