Whew, this garment fits into a lot of categories. First, it’s the jacket for my wardrobe. Second, it’s the Burda Challenge for September. Third, I’ve wanted to make this jacket since 2008. How time flies! Squeeeeeeeeeeee, I love it!!!!!
I really like it. I decided to go with just one side and alternate the stripes on the jacket. I really love the little peplum on the back (I really should have given the bottom a bit of a pressing after hemming it and before photographing this, yikes!). The “belt” starts in the back and attaches to the front with the same button that goes through the overlapping fabric layer.
Most of the coat is actually on the bias. The stripes on this coat are woven diagonally into the fabric. I used it on the straight grain under the arms and on the lower front piece. I really, really like how it turned out!
The bottom front pieces are actually not a half inch off like it shows here. For some reason, it looks like it in these photos. I need to get some inside detail photos for you too. It is unlined and wool. Yes, I know most people hate wool against their skin but I love it. I hate feeling cold lining on my skin. I’m an Alaskan, what can I say? I did use a knit fabric to finish the seam allowances on the inside. The shoulders, sleeves, fronts, and collar fit together really well on this pattern. That lower curved front piece had me worried but it was really no problem.
I have my Jalie top done; just need photos.
My pants are super close to being done. They just need a hem on them. I’m going back and forth about the hem length. Hmmmmmm.
So cloooooooooooooooose!!!!! My hardest one is certainly done!
p.s. Some people asked about my boots in a different post. They are the Bethel Buckle Knee-High boot by Timberland. I bought them here. I love them too!