Added Jan 25, 2013
Upstate, South C...
I’ve fallen out of the habit of posting projects here lately, but I really want to get back in to it. I love browsing the project gallery and getting inspired. Must do my part!
I made a maternity coat from the August 2008 issue of Burdastyle. A fellow sewist graciously traced a copy of the pattern for me. You can read my original blog post about the project here
It is a really nice maternity pattern. An empire style jacket with enough room for a belly without looking like a tent or a linebacker. I did make a muslin and found that the neckline was very high and tight. I made some alterations, including a different collar. I also added width to the sleeve so I could slip it on over sweaters. I have worn the jacket everyday since I made it in December. It has been invaluable to have a coat that buttons over my big pregnant belly! I actually see myself wearing this coat next winter even when I’m not pregnant. I think the style of the coat suits regular wear, too.
The pattern calls for the jacket to be made out of suede, but I used an acrylic suiting I had in my stash. It’s not the best fabric in the world but it’s warm. This is all the coat I need where I live. It doesn’t get seriously cold. I lined the jacket with flannel except for the sleeves. I used a slippery lining so it would be easy to get on and off. I didn’t make buttonholes simply because my machine wouldn’t cooperate. I sewed on snaps instead. I struggled with the sleeve vents but that’s not due to the pattern. Just my skill level. I’m not happy with the way they look at all but at least I don’t see them while wearing the jacket.
Some acrylic suiting for the shell that is very warm and fuzzy, flannel for lining, poly blend lining for sleeve lining
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.