Thursday, June 12, 2008

Burda - 03-2008-101 Jacket Alaska Style

So you can obviously tell my husband is on his two off because I don't post often when he is home. Sewing gets put on the back burner (sort of) when he is around. We do lots of stuff with the kids and work things that need working on. I don't feel bad about it because I can sew my little heart out when he is gone.

I am currently working on this Burda jacket from the March 2008 issue. I have made six things out of that issue. It was my first one but it seems to have some jewels in it. My son started Spyder soccer so I have been standing out in the windy sunshine to watch him scamper around the soccer field and not play much soccer. He is having a ball even if he just reads books on the sidelines and holds entire conversations with other kids in the middle of the field while the ball is screaming past with 10 kids in tow. Maybe he's not a competitive kid? My husband and I are pretty competitive; to the point where we can't play each other at raquetball. Kind of embarrassing. Anyhoo, back from my tangent. Burda jacket in breathable XALT Burlington waterproof fabric. It is dark green. It is taking me a while because there is a lot of topstitching. I am making my typical 36. I should have an actual picture of the coat to show you today or tomorrow. We'll see. I plan on lining with a thin sweathshirt fleece. This coat will be very functional; very unlike Burda's silver one.


This is the version I am making. I meant to lengthen the sleves by an inch or two but forgot.


My husband really wants me to make the cropped one and then strut around the house with only it on. He said it would be good for my sewing skills. Yeah. Right.


I wish I could find cool zippers. My only choice is Joann's and the local fabric boutique. The boutique has good stuff but never in the right length and color.

9 comments:

Elaray said...

That's a really neat jacket - very functional. Of course, your husband finds the cropped version equally functional! LOL

Lindsay T said...

Well I plan on going to the garment district on 7/1. If you can wait that long I can pick you up cool zippers and other accoutrements. I think you need some nailheads as accents...

gatorgirl4325 said...

http://www.zipperstop.com/

I have purchased from this company many times - fast shipment and excellent customer service! Check them out! :)

Can't wait to see your jacket. That silver one is um, interesting!

AmeliaSews said...

Well, gatorgirl beat me to it. I was going to suggest zipperstop as well.

If they don't have the perfect length, they will shorten any zipper for a dollar and great customer service.

I find it a lot less frustrating to order zippers from them and wait a week (they are in New York - I am in Wisconsin) than even try to find what I am looking for in my local Hancock's.

Alexandra said...

Your husband is a funny guy! I like that jacket pattern and am really interested to see how it turns out.

angie.a said...

I need this jacket for fall football watching! You always pick the best patterns from BWOF and make me look twice at an issue!

Christina said...

Oh that jacket is one of my faves! Maybe try http://www.zipperstop.com/ or take up Lindsay's offer for a good quality zipper?

Vicki said...

That is such a cool pattern!

Maybe you should surprise your husband with your version when he gets back next time......mmmm

Kristine said...

Funny guy, sounds like my husband. I was going to recommend www.sewtrue.com, but sounds like the other girls have better ideas. If you still want the sleeves longer, you could always add a cuff to make up the difference...