Friday, May 30, 2008

Burda - 05-2008-105 Jacket

This is a super cute pattern. This is my "muslin" for my real wool one I want to wear over my party dress next week. This thing is so comfortable and nice-fitting. I'll give it a real review tomorrow on PR but thought that ya'll would like to see the progress so far. You gotta love pleats, raglan sleeves, bias center band, and cuffs.

I used the same cheapy (but cute) fabric as I used on this Burda WOF skirt. BWOF says to use lightweight blouse fabrics with some body and this fabric seems to work create. My wool is a twill that had a soft hand. I think it will be perfect. I put the center band on the bias for some interest.


It is the details of BWOF that I love. This jacket has 4 pleats up top and elastic inserts in casing that give it shape in the front and back. The buttons that are on it are not the real ones. If you noticed, they are all different versions of white/bone buttons. I think I'll use a neutral bone colored button but use a bigger one. BWOF isn't any help they just say, "three large buttons."

11 comments:

Keely said...

That's a great'muslin'! What a pretty jacket. I like the idea of the bigger buttons.

Vicki said...

Another really cute pattern. You are on a roll!

Elaray said...

That's a really cute jacket. I agree with you about BWOF's details. Aren't you glad you came back to BWOF?

Lindsay T said...

Okay, this is one pattern I saw in BWOF that I thought I might actually make. It looks great on you and I love the plaid. Maybe try large covered buttons in the plaid? I'm seeing a lot of RTW and couture showing fabric-covered buttons.

Adrienne said...

I love that jacket! Very cute!

Shannon said...

Ooo, that is so cute! It is on my to-sew list and seeing your version makes me long to make it!!

Gwen said...

Oh, that is so cute! I'm not sure I would have looked twice at that top if it had been hanging on a hanger, but seeing it on you makes me want to try to sew one for myself! The pleats around the neckline are brillant! :)

angie.a said...

I loved this one too and hope to make it! Now just to find some fabric (& time to do a muslin!) It looks great Dawn.

Reethi said...

You are a sewing fiend! I can't believe you've made two things already! And they look great! (And hey, you now have a suit!)

Alexandra said...

Muslin, eh? I'd totally wear it. It's beautiful!

Kat said...

Yes, you're right! Those are cute details. Great top!