What a great little jacket! I love the curved lines, gathered and cuffed sleeves, and boxy look. And it's a perfect length for throwing over shorts or jeans or pants.
Burda describes this as a snap-front jacket, because it has four sewn-on snaps inside the front facing. And the original pattern front actually closes well past the center point. However - I redrafted the front pieces to overlap an inch at the center front, and did not use the snaps at all. It's just not a jacket I would wear closed.
Burda also suggests lining the jacket, which might be nice for a light color (it looks like I should have lined my shorts, but my camera settings are just not right. I'm used to shooting outside). No lining needed here. I just finished my edges to prevent the ravels, as my fabric is a linen/rayon blend.
Part of the fun was in the topstitching detail. I used a thread that was just a little lighter than the fabric, and went to it!
The key to neat topstitching: no backstitching!
Bring threads to the wrong side, tie them off, and bury them!
I like it a lot and want more colors!
Bye for now - Coco
That is very cute! I love the seaming on the jacket.ReplyDelete
It is a lovely jacket. Topstitching makes a garment I always think.ReplyDelete
Love it! And such a great color. I just cut into some lightweight denim for pants in almost the same shade! I'll have to take a look at that pattern.ReplyDelete
What a cute little jacket! Love those curved seams.ReplyDelete
I love that color! Your topstitching is great (and thanks for the tip).ReplyDelete
that is one cute topReplyDelete
Oh, that jacket looks great on you! You did a great job!ReplyDelete
That's so pretty, I love the green on you.ReplyDelete
Oh I love how subtle the shape of this is and yes, green is definitely for you!!ReplyDelete
very cute, especially in that lovely green.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! your topstitching is perfection!ReplyDelete
so, I downloaded this pattern the very next day and today I finished mine in blacklinen with zebra print facings... thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope you do a post on your jacket! I just found your blog, left a few comments, loved reading your posts, lovely garden, and found an inspiration piece, your red flannel top!Delete