Added Oct 16, 2012
I made a coat! In a day!
No lining or bound buttonhole loveliness here I’m afraid, but a very warm and (I think) stylish winter jacket.
The pattern is number 102 from the current Burda magazine (10/2012) and I used some wool boucle. The pieces fitted together beautifully and I had no problems with the pattern at all.
It’s so quick because there is no seam finishing or hemming. Coat or sleeves too long? Just cut a bit off!
Two Burda tracing tips I’ve picked up which helped – I went over the pattern lines with a marker before tracing, and used a Post-it to mark my place in the instructions.
I love the collar, it feels very glamorous, and doubling the thick fabric around the top makes it extremely warm. It was only around 9 degrees while we were taking the photos, but I got too hot.
I used one very large popper to fasten the collar, instead of the three suggested.
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