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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2012-129 (Parka) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Pattern Description from the magazine: "No one can harm me - I have my protective coat on! In the wild 1960's the scooter-riding mods wore parkas to protect the good clothes worn beneath - and to look trendy! Just as reader Antje does in a large-hooded parka with bellows pockets, and batik-effect lining!"|
Burda sizes 36 - 44(corresponds to US size 6 - 14, I think. I made the 44)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think so
Were the instructions easy to follow?
There were places I found impossible to understand. The facing and blind buttonhole placket was one of these and I ended up just making up my own method for the placket.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The hood turned out WAY to big to be functional, I will make a smaller one if I use this pattern again
I did not like that the drawstring at the neck goes around the neck rather than around the hood, so i put it through the hood edge, thinking that then I could draw it up and be all cozy. Turns out I don't wear the hood up much because it is so large, but the drawstring does help tame the hood when it is hanging.
Everything else! i think the coat is really cute.
A synthetic windbreaker type fabric, with a slight peachskin texture on the right side. It is thinner than what was recommended, but I am still happy with the results. For the lining I used cotton flannel. Burda recommended a "fine jersey". I did not want to deal with a knit lining, but I still wanted breathability and comfort. And my lining adds some body and warmth that are lacking in the thinner shell. The sleeves are lined with a rayon lining fabric to make the jacket easy to slip on over long sleeves.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The pattern is loose fitting, with a dreawstring waist, so really, fitting was not an issue.
As I mentioned above, I had to come up with my own placket method because I could not understand the Burda instructions.
I found that the strip that went around the bellows pocket came up about 1.5 inches short, so I added to the length of those strips
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I will sew it again. There are other jackets i want to try. I would recommend it IF you want a HUGE hooded jacket, and IF you are pretty experienced and feel confident about figuring out the construction details.
Cute style, with bad instructions.
Be aware that the hood is oversized just as described, and that you need to add length to the sides of the bellows pocket pieces.
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