Holiday Jacket

Added Nov 2, 2013

by FaithMorgan

Davis, Californi...

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Lined Sergeant Pepper inspired jacket with peplum for the holidays. I was really excited about this sparkly wool fabric that I got from Britex in San Francisco. It is really fun and festive. I saw it and knew right away that I wanted to use it to make a jacket for the holidays. As pretty as it was, it was really difficult to work with. I was really fortunate that Jamie Lau (formerly from Burda) had blogged about the fabric and the problems she had run into. She made a dress and noted that the fabric frayed so badly that pieces needed to be finished before working with them. That helped to know. I just ran everything through the serger at the beginning. This was also my first time lining anything and my first attempt at using BurdaStyle petite pattern. Loved it. I didn’t have to make a single alteration to the pattern, very rare for me. The muslin fit perfectly and the jacket does also. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Material Notes

Wool blend from Britex fabrics.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

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    Nov 25, 2013, 03.27 PMby LakeWylieMom

    Nice, looks great, you could wear it over that cute green dress you made for your daughters wedding huh? I am working on a petite pattern from Burda right now too, it is nice to see it just fit!

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      Nov 26, 2013, 12.43 AMby FaithMorgan

      Thanks so much. Yeah, I think it will go with that dress. I would like to have an excuse to wear that again. But, for now I have been wearing it with jeans. I was really happy to see that the Burda petites are true to the measurements. I don’t think I have ever made anything that had so few alterations. I hope it is the same for you.

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    Nov 24, 2013, 03.01 AMby cstahl

    Great Job! It looks wonderful on you.

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      Nov 26, 2013, 12.40 AMby FaithMorgan

      Hi:) Thank you! I haven’t seen if the sew-along is up yet. I’ll be too busy this week in any case. Hope you are doing well.

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.19 AMby dvinare

    wow, very nicely made! I am thinking to try this patern also, looks like a very nice fit :)

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      Nov 21, 2013, 08.22 PMby FaithMorgan

      Thanks so much dvinare. I hope you do make it! I would love to see it when you do.

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    Nov 19, 2013, 02.17 PMby Innamc

    Very nice jacket, fit you perfectly! Very good job for first time lining jacket. Very welldone!

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      Nov 20, 2013, 03.55 PMby FaithMorgan

      I was always really intimidated by patterns with lining. But, now I want to do more. Thank you!

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    Nov 18, 2013, 08.34 AMby Winnie Nkosi

    WOW lovely lovely jacket,the fabric Wow keep it up:)

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      Nov 18, 2013, 09.46 PMby FaithMorgan

      Hi Winnie. Thank you for the encouraging comment! That was my second attempt at a real jacket (other than the Burda sew-along last month). My first fed my UFO bag. So this was definitely a milestone for me. I am learning a lot and having a blast doing it.

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    Nov 16, 2013, 10.55 PMby Mary Athey

    The jackets gorgeous on you, i love everything you have done with this pattern x

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      Nov 18, 2013, 09.32 PMby FaithMorgan

      Hi Mary. Thanks so much for the nice comment. I really appreciate it!

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    Nov 16, 2013, 09.59 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely jacket it looks great. I can see why you chose the fabric it’s so nice.

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      Nov 16, 2013, 07.57 PMby FaithMorgan

      Thank you. I seem to be consistently drawn to jewel colors. This fabric has jewel colors and shimmer. The holidays give me the perfect reason to wear them…..not that I really needed a reason!

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    Nov 16, 2013, 06.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous jacket! the fabric is awesome and you did great job ;)

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      Nov 16, 2013, 07.52 PMby FaithMorgan

      Thanks so much! I really loved that collection of patterns inspired by the 70’s that was in the October issue. I just got some fabric to make the Maxi coat and I can’t wait to get started:)

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