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

14 comments:

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

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

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  3. Wow! So fresh and pretty. This is one of those patterns I would pass over then someone like you makes it up and it looks great.

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. very cute, especially in that lovely green.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! your topstitching is perfection!

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

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    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!

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