|Pattern Description: Burda makes three different garments from the same pattern pieces in this magazine - a jacket tied with a belt, unlined, a buttoned coat, lined and thigh length, and a lined bathrobe, tied with a belt. 2 of these garments have a fabulous ruffled instead of a collar, and the thigh length coat has large patch pockets. All three have shoulder darts and a low v neck.|
View 107 is the thigh length coat with ruffle collar, front buttons and pockets.
Pattern Sizing:36-42. I made a 36 for my daughter
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, allowing for me leaving off the collar (it was made and rejected in the construction procress) and pockets and choosing an alternative fastening method.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Quite straightforward for Burda.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?This coat was surprisingly quick and easy to sew. It has a pleasing shape, despite only having shoulder darts.
Not really a dislike, but I think it is worth noting that there may not be much longevity for this coat, as there is very little infrastructure.
Fabric Used: Shetland wool from Fabric Mart that I fulled slightly in my washing machine to make a thicker and softer fabric. The lining is ancient poly charmeuse from my stash
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Fitting: Square shoulder adjustment, added length to sleeves
Construction: Added woven selvage to stabilize shoulder seams and neckline.
Bagged the lining.
Design: After I had constructed the body of the coat, my daughter had an emergency wearing of the coat to work, sans ruffle collar and pockets, although these were the features that had attracted her to the pattern. When we pinned on the ruffle collar and pockets the next day, she decided that she liked the coat better without them, so I left them off. Burda uses a mohair fabric for their coat, so it is possible that our woven fulled wool version of the collar ruffle was not as light and fluffy as intended - we thought it looked a bit messy and rough in the wool.
The coat is fastened with 2 ornamental buttons on either side, at the waist, which are attached with a highly technical device - a hair elastic. This was my daughter's idea. She liked the plain lines of the coat and did not want to break it up with buttonholes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes
Conclusion: A quick sew for a coat.
There are more photos including one with the ruffles and pockets pinned on at this post on my blog