Added May 18, 2012
My graduation ceremony was last Wednesday, and a week or so before it I realised how stupid I had been to buy a summer dress for an autumn ceremony and frantically begun sewing this jacket. I cut, sewed and lined it in three nights after work (I was impressed!) and although its not as meticulously crafted as the coat I sewed for my friend last winter, I am very pleased with how it turned out. Unfortunately (/luckily) for me the weather last Wednesday turned out to be a beautiful, warm 26 degrees.
It was made using the same 1970s pattern I had used for this lightweight linen version (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/gimme-danger-peplum-jacket) except with the pattern adjusted for a better fit and lining included.
Wool blend flannel suiting from Spotlight.
Vintage buttons from All Buttons Great and Small, Newtown.
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.