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Burda: 9781 thumbsup - Type:Kids(boys & girls)    printable version
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Reviewed by:guineveresmom
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Posted on:11/3/13 1:02 AM
Project Photo:Burda: 9781 by guineveresmom

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Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Wool Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Chic suit for festive occasions. A: Jacket with lapel collar and flap pockets. B: classic vest with back tab. C: Pleated trousers with hip pockets and creases.

I made just the jacket and trousers, not the vest.
Pattern Sizing:
Boys sizes 3-9, all included in one envelope
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I wouldn't recommend the instructions for a beginner, but with a little experience and/or another reference work to explain unfamiliar terms in more detail, most seamstresses should be able to muddle through. The instructions seem to be overall complete and in logical order, but they are Burda instructions, so not every step has a line-drawing and some of the phrasing doesn't flow in the most easy-to-read manner.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that this pattern has such a classic look and a slim cut that fits my boys quite well. The lack of belt-loops on the trousers is annoying, but not impossible to overcome (just have to cut them later and add them in without instructions if wanted)
Fabric Used:
Wool suiting for the outer and bemberg rayon for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added belt loops for my older son. I added rayon lining as underlining for the trousers.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll probably sew it again. It's a classic look, and I still have two sizes to go before my older boy outgrows the pattern. I highly recommend it as a basic suit pattern for boys under age 10 or so.
So proud to take my boys out when they're all dressed up in their red suits and happy that they don't seem to mind matching each other.

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wendyrb said...
Congrats on suiting up your boys with such style! They look so well dressed, adorable and fun. You did a great job on a big project.
11/3/13 2:34 AM
JudieL said...
Very cute! Both the suits and the boys.
11/3/13 2:47 AM
atymonw said...
Your boys look sharp!
11/3/13 8:55 AM
madbadger said...
They both look great - very stylish!
11/3/13 9:47 AM
carolynw said...
So cute - be sure to keep this photo for future memories. Have a very similar one of our lads but in blue - now they are in the mid to late 40s it's fun to look back to those days - not sure how much fun they think it is when shown to their spouses :)
11/3/13 11:04 AM
Vivienne said...

11/3/13 12:39 PM
Vivienne said...
Awesome! Love that your boys like to be dressed up
11/3/13 12:39 PM
Pj3g said...
They look fantastic! Great job!
11/4/13 2:36 PM
Vintage Joan said...
Beautiful work -- great review!
11/7/13 9:32 AM
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