|BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2012-129 (Parka) - Type:Outerwear |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I recently finished this pattern 129 from Burda Style magazine 9-2012. This is a designed as a light weight jacket/parka and per the description in Burda 'In the wild 1960's, the scooter - riding mods wore parkas to protect the good clothes worn underneath'.
I don't own a scooter nor do I remember much about the 60's (I was a baby) but I do own a dog and I need a light weight jacket to wear when we are out walking.
I sewed size 42. This pattern is in sizes 36-44. I liked the design of this jacket; however, I made quite a few design changes, so my jacket really doesn't resemble the original Burda design.
Changes I made:
I shorten the jacket by six inches which meant that I had to raise the pockets up and as such I was unable to include the waist band ties (and back waist band elastic).
I added Velcro tabs on the pockets.
I shorten the sleeve by two inches and cut the sleeve pattern in half so each half of the sleeve was cut on the bias so the striped fabric chevron down the sleeve. I added a sleeve cuff on the straight of grain and I did add elastic in the sleeve cuff, but I didn't make the elastic too tight.
I goofed on the collar (maybe traced the wrong size?) so in order to get the hood I had to add a gusset in the back of the hood.
I used a fabric from JoAnn's - their suiting fabric, which may not be the best choice for an outdoor jacket, but I liked the weight of the fabric and the color.
I didn't even bother in reading the instructions, but I did make a muslin and tried to work out all the design changes in/on the muslin before cutting the fashion fabric.
This pattern is rated as Advanced level sewing by Burda Style Magazine, so I am not sure I would recommend it, unless you are like me and just enjoy jumping in with both feet and relish the challenge!
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