Burda 8949: a jacket that’s not Morris

Hi there, how are you doing?

It’s turned decidedly wintery here in Canberra, but just before it did, I got some photos of my Burda jacket.

I’ve been attempting a French jacket

All the sewing world is making the Grainline Morris blazer. I’ve been attempting a French jacket. Auditioning patterns, trying to find one suitable for some pink and green the boucle I bought last year.

A Morris blazer is at the top of the sewing que, or maybe a Megan, but in the meantime……

meet Burda 8949

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I think I’ve found the right  pattern for me; Burda 8949.

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The fabric is what was left from last years winter Elisalex,. It’s called ‘butterscotch pudding’, a wool mix boucle from Tessuti.

The proper metal buttons are from Buttons, buttons, buttons.

I didn’t make a muslin (I don’t have the patience). But I did make up the linning first and tried that on for size. The lazy persons toile? I love these buttons! Actually I love the whole thing, mainly because it fits!!Barbara Jane made Burda jacket 8949.jpeg

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It’s described as a ‘waisted, collarless short jacket with panel seams. It has long or three-quarter length sleeves, trimmed edges and an optional box pleat at the back.’ I’m not quite sure what is meant by panel seams. I would have called them princess seams (or princess seams with an added dart), none of which can be seen in this fabric.

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Orange lining!

Changes I made; well I lined it. The pattern didn’t come with a lining, so I winged it somewhat. I made it up as per the jacket (my lazy persons toile). I added braid as a trim rather than as the pattern has, an edge binding. I made long sleeves and omitted the box pleat at the back, though I think it would be a lovely touch in a thinner material and if you had enough fabric.

It’s so soft and warm, feels like a cardigan, looks like a jacket! Win!

Pink and sea green boucle next, after the Morris that is.

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Canberra autumn, so beautiful

 

Happy winter/autumn/spring. What are your sewing plans?wpid-wp-1416914881036[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Burda 8949: a jacket that’s not Morris

  1. Pingback: Como jacket – another Burda 8949 | Barbara Jane made

  2. Ooooh, lovely! I like the idea of making the lining as a muslin, too. I hate making muslins, so that might work for me!
    I’m hoping to try a jacket like that in 6 months or so when we get to autumn. Yours is an inspiration!

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  3. This is so nice!! I love the braid detail and its color, and the fabric looks as nice as it sounds:-) that’s a great idea to make the lining as a muslin, I must keep that in mind! It looks great on you, and looks like a nice fit too:-)

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