Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Burda - 03-2008-101 Jacket Alaska Style - Done!

Okay, it's done and I really like it. Full review coming at Pattern Review soon. Here are some of the detail shots and a funny bonus one (well, two really) at the end.


The white things that you see at the pockets are the faux-piping I used to highlight them. I left just a bit of the pocket lining showing around the zipper.


The back has a fun detail that you can't really pick up from the line drawing or the photos. There is a back overlay on the top half of the jacket. This would be a great place for a vent if your fabric is not breathable.


Here you can see it a little bit better. The belt goes through the bottom of the overlay. You can still see my chalk markings. It's not really crooked, it just looks like it.


Here it is open. I really like the length of the coat. I was going to add 2" to the sleeves but forgot. You can see on the original coat, the sleeves look a bit cropped and they really are. Go figure.


All zipped up. Thank you Lindsey T for offering to get me some cool zippers. I opted for the plain jane black from JoAnn's.


Here is some of the sleeve detail. I love all the topstitching on this coat. It did make it very time consuming though.



This is my favorite part. I lined it with sweathshirt fleece in camo print. This coat is so Alaskan. It is the same as the fleece on these shirts. I made the fleece-y, soft part on the inside and the sweathshirt side next to my skin so it would slide over clothing. I quite like the effect.

31 comments:

peacockchic said...

GASP...huhuhuhu...GASP...

I am so trying to catch my breath because this jacket has taken my breath away. I LLLLLLLOOOOVVVVEEEEE it! I absolutely want one. This is so on the list!!

I love the way it is so casual and yet so damn useful. All the detailing is right up my ally and you look fantabulous in it!

And if we all prance around like the burda models we could buy all the fabric we wanted without any male intervention...hee hee.

GREAT JOB!

Christina said...

Dawn, you are hilarious!!

And a great seamstress to boot.

Paula said...

You nut!

Sue said...

You go girl!

cidell said...

Oh Dawn, you DO look like a model!

Gwen said...

Wow! Your jacket is AMAZING!!! And I think it's nice that your husband can put his original feelings aside and grow to appreciate your *ahem* 'sewing skills'! ;)

Lori said...

Wow, this is a great jacket and you did a fantastic job. Great Burda pose, I bet your husband does like that jacket!

Adrienne said...

Your jacket looks fabulous!!!!

Rachelle said...

LOL! Absolutely awesome jacket, but your sense of humor brings it to a new level!

Marie said...

You have me coming out of cyberspace for this post. I usually lurk but just wanted to say I love your sense of humor. Great job with the coat.

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Elaray said...

I love it! All that channel top stitching! Amazing. In BWOFs, don't you find the details that drive you the craziest are the ones that really make the jacket?

That last pic is a hoot. You could make money sewing OR modeling!

kasizzle said...

Great jacket!
About that last pose, next thing we're going to hear that Dawn's having more babies!

Lashell said...

Great jacket. I love Burda because a plain garment is never just a plain garment. They always add some unexpected detail. Great pose, you look just like the model.lololololol

Lindsay T said...

Woo-hoo hotsie-totsie! We found our Miss January for the "Babes of PatternReview" 2009 calendar!

Love the jacket! I think you need some strategically placed nailheads (like around the belt loops, for example) to give it even more of that RTW look. I have some left over from the anorak I made and will be happy to put them in the mail if you can use them. And you can say no and I will not be insulted. Seriously. Just sharing what I've got...

LizH said...

I LOVE your jacket! I had noticed this jacket in that issue, but have yet to make it. And I had wondered about using a technical OW fabric for it also, so thanks for your review. Now I MUST make it!

I assume by the last photo that you made the, a-hem, *shorter* version?

Liz H

loopylulu said...

Saucy! Awesome jacket, too. All the effort topstitching really paid off because the jacket looks so professional.

Alexandra said...

That's an awesome jacket! I love, love, love the topstitching detail!
I agree with peacockchic, with a pose like that, we could get all the fabric in the world.

Dana said...

And I thought I was brave by posting an "anterior" shot of myself. Vavavavoom!!

Martha said...

awesome jacket. Love the look and one brave girl you are. They would shut down blogger all together if I struck that pose. LOL

Kristine said...

Great jacket, love the fleece lining idea, and the back yoke detail is underspoken, but very nice. Considering peacockchic's fabric shopping intuition and your last pose, you've both given me a wonderful idea on how to present DH with the shirt I've made for him...

Sew4Fun said...

Awesome jacket! I love how you lined it plus the topstitching. The final photo is hilarious. It made me smile.

Melissa said...

Your final photo is a hoot! I bet that is your hubby's favor pictures too! ROFL In all seriousness, I really like your coat. It looks perfect for Alaska with the Camo lining. I thought of you today when I was making a fleece hoodie jacket (because of recent reviews of your fleece hoodies) - it's so darn cold here in SW Washington still - hard to believe summer start Friday. Beautiful work!

Marji said...

Glad your BWOF finally came! That is a great jacket. (even with something under it :)
Truly, I like your version better.

Linda said...

Great jacket. You truly did an excellent job on this. Love your "strike the pose" look.

Janet said...

hehe...you really DO look like a model in it :)
Great job !!!

Karen said...

So was that the camera on timer or was your photographer home for that shot?

This looks so much better than the silly silver jacket - now I want to make one. I think I have the perfect fabric/lining combo, just need to check how much fabric this needs.

If I make it, do I have to do that pose on my blog, too?

Connie B said...

Killing myself laughing! At first it was "Oh I love this jacket!" Then when I got to your high fashion modelling shot! Yowza! Great Gams Lady!

Sew Shy said...

You are so brave to do the model pose - and you look just as spectacular! I love the details on that jacket. I'm always amazed at how parallel lines of stitching add so much texture and interest to a garment.

Gorgeous Things said...

Well you sassy Cissy! Fabulous coat, great pose! I really love the job you did with the trapunto-style stitching.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Absolutely great looking jacket! I love the fleece inside, a very nice cozy touch! Now the pose....you're one brave lady :) LOL...and what a great sense of humor :) Well done!