Added Feb 3, 2011
Dunedin, New Zea...
Fitted blazer/jacket from Burda magazine – 5/2009/102. I found both of the fabrics in a random op shop in the middle of nowhere, for $2. I fused the navy with coat fusing (all pieces) to give it firmness as it was really light, then did extra interfacing on top. Pretty much used the pattern straight as it was, apart from taking in the princess seams a bit to give it a slimmer, more tailored look. So yeah, it was pretty straightforward. I used The Sewing Book by Alison Smith to give me a bit of help with the instructions for the collar, as per usual the Burda magazine instructions are rather brief. First time I’ve made a jacket with all the “bits” – shoulder pads, sleeve caps, full lining; stoked that I know how to do it all now. Photos courtesy of my friend, the very talented Elizabeth Myra who just got a new lens and was keen to try it out. Thanks Liz!
Navy cotton (fused for strength), gingham check poly (not actually a lining fabric per say), brass buttons (not good going through security at the airport!).
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