Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Burda 7428

The fabric I had picked for this jacket was soft and almost sweater like but I didn't have enough so back in the bin it went and I pulled this loose weave wool instead. The fabric was bought at PA fabric warehouse, back when we were lucky enough to have one in our area.
Buttons also found in my collection.

The fabric came with a tag " Cecchi made in Italy" so I looked it up. Anywho I wanted to show you the cool weave design.

This pattern does not include a lining but because I interfaced the whole jacket for more body I included a lining. The lining fabric came from my stash, I think this one is actually from my mom's stash :-) I forgot to modify the construction of the sleeve bands to attach the lining so I ended up attaching the lining by hand there. After wearing it yesterday I tacked the lining a few more places along the sleeve to prevent too much peek-a-boo; as you can see in the pictures it was bubbling out of the sleeves a bit.

This is an easy jacket to construct as you can see not much fitting went on and it doesn't get easier than cut on sleeves.

If I were to make view B I would downsize the pattern and give it a little more shape at the side seams. While I like it, I do recognize that it is pretty shapeless as is.

I'm deciding what to sew next, I think I'll make pants, it has been a while since I have sewn any. They will be Burda since their patterns fit so well.


  1. Looks like a wonderfully cozy jacket! Lovely!

  2. The pattern style and the lovely fabric you chose resulted in a really flattering coat.

  3. This looks lovely--so cozy-warm! I love the colors on you, Lisette!

  4. Beautiful coat; I love the mod shape, and it looks so cosy and warm!

  5. Oooh! This is awesome! I really love the buttons you picked out, they are so neat :)

  6. Looks like a cozy, warm jacket Lisette, and I LOVE your REAL tree!

  7. What a cool jacket! Looks like a great layering piece for the chilly days we are having.


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