Added Apr 23, 2012
I finished my waxed canvas jacket last week, and have been wearing it ever since. I think I’m in love. Now I need a motorcycle (have my license!)
There is a bit more info on my blog about the process, but in short, this came together much more easily than imagined. I used waxed canvas for the outer fabric, a thrifted bed sheet for the lining, stash fabric for the pockets, and splurged on fancy YKK Excella zips. The main alteration (other than fit) was to move the sleeve zips off the seam and to the inside. This allows for easy access, and it matches the rest of the exposed zips (the seams are in an awkward place for the zippers to actually be useful, IMO).
waxed canvas, cotton/poly bed sheet, cotton, 5 zippers,
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.