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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8135 (Jacket)

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Posted on:10/4/09 2:22 PM
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donna mel said... (10/7/09 7:09 AM) Reply
congrat's on pr's first video review! nothing like a live twirl to get the overall effect of a garment. can't wit to see your kk faux fur jacket.
knitmachinequeen said... (10/5/09 9:37 PM) Reply
Love the review B.
Lynnelle said... (10/5/09 1:34 PM) Reply
What a great review, Brian! I love the slide show and video. Great idea! I love the zippered jacket.
susiestitcher said... (10/5/09 7:59 AM) Reply
I liked the video review very much. What a personal touch to reviewing. You have really neat ideas. I would never be bold enough to try a raw edge finish!Anyway, here is an idea for the welt pocket bag showing on the jacket: If your pocket bag is cut all in one piece, you can cut about a 4 inch wide strip of jacket fabric that is a tad longer than the width of your pocket bag (from side to side). Serge or zigzag one long edge of the strip. Before you sew anything at all on your pocket, lay your pocket bag lining piece on the table and determine which edge is the one that is sewn to the top of your welt pocket, since that is the pocket lining that shows on the finished jacket. Now lay the fabric strip on top of the pocket bag (wrong side of strip to right side of bag) so that the raw edges of the strip match the seam edges of the pocket bag on that predetermined upper edge and so that the finished edge of the fabric strip is running across the pocket bag width. Baste the raw edges together. Stitch that finished edge down so that the pocket bag now has a "fabric overlay" on its top portion. Now you can construct the pocket bag as usual. When you finish, this lined portion will look like the jacket fabric and won't be as noticeable, if that is what you desire. If you have a two piece pocket lining, just cut the lining piece that attaches to the top of the welt from jacket fabric and proceed. I hope all that makes sense.
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (10/5/09 6:44 AM) Reply
Brian...lookin' good! Here's a fix for your white interfacing edges-- Go to any art supply store and get a fabric pen (fine felt-tip marker). They come in countless colors, and work great not only for frayed-edge techniques but for interfacing show-through on buttonholes !
CathrynR said... (10/5/09 5:49 AM) Reply
Great reveiw, wonderful format. Thanks for introducing video format. Hope it catches on and brings more like it, I really enjoyed watching.
jilly cooper said... (10/5/09 5:26 AM) Reply
one talented man!!!!! loved the video idea, so much easier to get details. It was so good to see how you looked in the jacket, when you moved about it gave insight into how the garment looked in "real life" rather than a static photo. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Athene said... (10/5/09 3:35 AM) Reply
Great review. I find you absolutely fearless when it comes to sewing. You just dive right in and do it. I really enjoyed watching you and Nancy on You Tube. Look forward to watching all your other you tube sewing videos. I have this Burda pattern for quite sometime - always meaning to do view B for my hubby but have not yet done it.
ryansmumAria said... (10/4/09 11:28 PM) Reply
I love the slideshow! You are brilliant.. The jacket is fabulous.
TracyB said... (10/4/09 11:22 PM) Reply
This new advance for PR reviews is stunning! I know so much about Burda 8135 now that it would be a crime not to sew it up. The zipper one for sure.
meesa said... (10/4/09 10:19 PM) Reply
I'm liking this stretch toward the 3-D review! Very thorough review! That zipped jacket looks great on you and I do kinda like the layered look.
Peter in NYC said... (10/4/09 9:19 PM) Reply
Wow -- you are the king of multimedia! And the jackets are cute too, especially layered.
DaisyEsq said... (10/4/09 9:10 PM) Reply
I love your idea of sandwiching the zipper between the outer jacket and lining with glue, and then stitiching. I'm so glad that you included a video review; worked great!
homejewel said... (10/4/09 8:34 PM) Reply
Brian - great review and I, too, love the embedded slideshow and youtube videos. Did you try posting an embedded picture? I was able to post an embedded slideshow with Picasa, but not an embedded picture. I was wondering if you knew the trick for that? (I copied the embedded picture link, but there was an error message when I tried to post it.) The embedded pictures make it much easier to see the pictures.
AnitaJ said... (10/4/09 7:06 PM) Reply
Great review, Brian! Enjoyed the embedded media. Nice job on the jackets too! Looking forward to seeing your faux fur version as well. :)
nancy2001 said... (10/4/09 6:55 PM) Reply
I love your new zip up jacket -- it's a wonderful basic pattern that you can make many times. And the embedded slide show and videos are brilliant ideas.
mhk3boys said... (10/4/09 6:48 PM) Reply
Your blazer looks really great! I know now not to get this pattern for my DH! I will stick with Kwik Sew! Great slide show and video!
nellc said... (10/4/09 5:43 PM) Reply
Your jackets are great and I love the way you have presented your review with the embedded slide show and video, such a brilliant idea!
Sharon1952 said... (10/4/09 5:12 PM) Reply
I love a pioneer! This is an awesome descovery!
Gecko said... (10/4/09 5:11 PM) Reply
Great review! I kinda like the raw edges on the blazer- it's completely unexpected. I wonder if the interfacing could be trimmed just slightly smaller to hide it, or if you could maybe use a coordinating batiste or broadcloth instead of interfacing?
Andreahg said... (10/4/09 4:56 PM) Reply
I LOVE the video! It was great for seeing all the details. Does the zippered view have the raw edge details if you don't make a lining? This is exactly the type of jacket pattern I've been looking for.
BrianSews said... (10/4/09 4:04 PM) Reply
You know.... embedding this content was super easy. On both sites (picasa and youtube) you just click on embed and then copy/paste the code into the review. It would be awesome if people took my lead. The video doesn't even need to be long (I just like to talk...), a quick fashion show and spin around would be a great start.
renren said... (10/4/09 3:59 PM) Reply
Hard to believe anything in the sewing world ever could traumatize you!!! I'm glad you recovered enough to share your experiences. This is a great first attempt at a jacket, first attempt at bagging a lining, and second attempt with a zipper. I have the feeling that today may be a red letter date here at PR . . . The whole youtube video/embedding a slideshow is a highly effective way to present your review. Kudos to you!!!
sofietje said... (10/4/09 3:50 PM) Reply
This is such a great review! Thank you for sharing your experiences in this creative way.
Aixoise said... (10/4/09 3:30 PM) Reply
Great idea for a review! I enjoyed watching both the video and the slide show. Thanks for the info about this pattern and the instructions.
Rhoda K said... (10/4/09 3:27 PM) Reply
Great jackets and another great review. Video - what a great idea. Maybe you will start something.
BrianSews said... (10/4/09 2:57 PM) Reply
I hope I start a new trend! Almost everyone these days has a web cam, if a photo is worth a 1000 words... what's a video worth? Glad you liked it...
Rhonda in Montreal said... (10/4/09 2:47 PM) Reply
Picasa and You Tube!!! WOW!!! What a wonderful review!! And I don't think ANY ONE else has thought of this neat, creative way of presenting a pattern!! Kudos!!
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