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Burda: 7401 (JACKET) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:LizJaneB
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Posted on:11/7/13 9:57 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7401 by LizJaneB

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Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
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    Fabric:Twill Drill  [See other projects in this fabric]
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    Pattern Description:

    Pattern Sizing: Sizes 36-50 (US 10-24). I made view B in a size 10.

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

    Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't find them too difficult - although I think if I had attempted this early in my sewing hobby life it would be been very difficult.

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The sleeve gussets are hard to insert. I had to try several times. I love the seamlines, the peplum and the concealed pockets.

    Fabric Used: A beige shimmer twill

    Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I flat felled most of the seams - not the sleeve gussets or peplum though.

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew it again. It's a beautiful jacket although I would hesitate to recommend it as the sleeve gussets are not for the faint-hearted.

    Conclusion: A beautiful jacket with some tricky construction elements - beautiful seam lines. An easy-to-wear jacket.

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    JudieL said...
    I love this jacket on you. It's not boring beige at all!
    11/8/13 0:08 AM
    RoseE said...
    This pattern rocks my world! It's a lovely fit, the drape the back. Those sleeve gussets intrigue me. Must try.
    11/8/13 0:45 AM
    Elke said...
    Great looking jacket. It looks fabulous on you!
    11/8/13 6:21 AM
    margy.64 said...
    Fabulous jacket.
    11/8/13 7:12 AM
    Jstarr4250 said...
    Beige never looked so good. Wonderful blog entry on this one...I enjoy your posts so much.
    11/8/13 7:29 AM
    Baja Susana said...
    Love this jacket, it would be perfect for my climate. It fits you beautifully. I have some cotton/Lycra that my local fabric store calls" American Gabardine" your shimmer twill and my AG sound similar. I purchased three meters in four colors and ten meters of white. I am thinking about your modern trench. I always enjoy your reviews and blog.nice work and entertaining blog, as usual.
    11/8/13 9:02 AM
    madbadger said...
    Very nice - well worth the effort you put into it!
    11/8/13 11:34 AM
    LizJaneB said...
    Thank you for all your kind words :-)
    11/8/13 5:42 PM
    jaeng said...
    It's beautiful.
    11/9/13 7:56 PM
    aonori said...
    Your jacket is so stylish & gorgeous, love it! Great job on the gussets too!
    11/9/13 10:37 PM
    Vintage Joan said...
    Wonderful, wonderful jacket! I have this pattern, but on you I can see what it's supposed to look like, lol. Your blog post about this jacket is a total delight. Love your discussion about two types of "beige" people! (I love beige, by the way, but I hope this doesn't *mean* anything. :D )
    11/11/13 9:23 PM
    lamstu said...
    Such a lovely jacket. I stalked this pattern unsuccessfully and now it's discontinued. Boohoo. I see what I missed. Lucky you to have this beautiful garment and beautifully made as well.
    11/15/13 6:51 PM
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