Added May 12, 2014
My daughter requested this jacket the day she picked up the Burda magazine in the mail! She sent me a text message, and asked me to use this fabric I had in my stash. It is a cotton woven, with a tiny pinstripe design in it. The lining is a rayon blend, and it was horrible to work with. If I even moved either fabric, it would fray. Thank you serger!!! I did not use a quilted lining, as suggested, as she wanted it for spring/fall weather. The lining print suggests a jungle theme, which she likes.
She also requested I add a hood to it. I was lucky to find a hood in the August 2010 Burda. The zippered pocket is nice and large inside, as is the side pocket. The sleeves were too wide and bulky looking, so we decreased them from the shoulder to the wrist. I thought at first that they did not allow enough length for the cords, but once the cords were adjusted on my daughter, they were plenty long enough. Thanks to my husband for installing the eyes, the snaps, and shortening the zipper. xox
Burda rates this jacket as ‘advanced level sewing, with special features’. They have the rating correct! I did not think it deserved that rating, until I started to make it. Very time consuming, and accuracy is very important in making this design. I had notes everywhere to remind me to ‘take my time’! I am happy with the outcome, and most importantly, my daughter loves it.
The photos were taken while we were waiting for the ferry. We took my daughter with us cruising for Mother’s Day weekend.
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