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
I think I’ve found the right pattern for me; Burda 8949.
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!!
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.
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.
Happy winter/autumn/spring. What are your sewing plans?