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|BurdaStyle Downloadable: 134 - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Posted on:||1/28/13 11:59 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Wool Felt [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?|
So far, members haven't been too jazzed about this pattern, but in my case it was just what I had been looking for. I have a favorite light-weight green jacket that I wear all the time in the summer, and I wanted to make some sort of warm, easy-to-wear winter counterpart. When I found the BurdaStyle pattern, I knew I could pull it off with just a few modifications.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For me, the trick to pulling off a jacket with this much fullness was all in the proportions. I shortened the length by about six inches, tapering to slightly longer in the back. I then shortened and angled the sleeves to reveal a bit more of my arms, which kept it from looking like the jacket was overpowering me. I also moved the welt pockets more towards the center front of the jacket to give some visual interest just above my hips. I originally sewed a real pocket behind the welts, but because it weighed down the draping so much I decided to just sew them up and leave them as fake welts for now. If I were to do this again, I would make them vertical.
You'll also notice that I redrafted the collar of the jacket from the tuxedo/shawl collar to more of a coat/mandarin collar. This involved re-drawing the coat opening lines so that they were straight instead of sloped away from the center, and adding the collar from my coat pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Overall, this is one of BurdaStyle's finer patterns instruction-wise, and while it doesn't come with a whole lot of illustrations, it does have clear, readable instructions. What a welcome surprise! It is best for more advanced sewists or those with the help of some tutorials (especially for the welt pockets).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan on using parts of this pattern, like the original collar, to make another coat. I would recommend only if you are careful with the proportions and thoughtful about how it looks on you.
Fun pattern to play with, but you must play with it!
Originally published in the July 1952 issue, this short coat was a fashion must! Even the greyest clouds are brightened up by this coat. Gathers on the raglan seams hold the fullness of this short coat elegantly in line. The gathers run right along the back yoke. This sophisticated style features angled slashed pockets and has no front fasteners.
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