Sunday, August 4, 2013

Burda 04/2012 #113 Snap Front Jacket

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.  

I generally sew a size 40 in Burda, but went with a 38 in this jacket. It is plenty roomy, but I  can't really go down to a 36 - I need the width in my shoulders and back.

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


  1. That is very cute! I love the seaming on the jacket.

  2. It is a lovely jacket. Topstitching makes a garment I always think.

  3. 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.

  4. What a cute little jacket! Love those curved seams.

  5. I love that color! Your topstitching is great (and thanks for the tip).

  6. Oh, that jacket looks great on you! You did a great job!

  7. That's so pretty, I love the green on you.

  8. Oh I love how subtle the shape of this is and yes, green is definitely for you!!

  9. very cute, especially in that lovely green.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! your topstitching is perfection!

  11. so, I downloaded this pattern the very next day and today I finished mine in blacklinen with zebra print facings... thanks for the inspiration!

    1. 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!


I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco