Added Jun 18, 2011
by Irina Schwab
The project is based on Burda 5/2011, “Sweet seduction” 3/4 sleeve jacket. If you cannot identify it, it is on the actual cover of the May issue of Burda.
I have not modified it beyond recognition, I have simply used the unusual type of fabric for a jacket, so it might not look the same.
I have received metres and metres of satin as a present, so I am using it a lot at the moment.
I have not started this project until I realised I needed something to go with the blue dress I made for my mother in law (posted as separate project). It is, therefore, designed to be an accessory to something else. Therefore the decision to use the same fabric as for the dress.
Although I am not adding a tutorial for this (and I will never do, since I am not expert enough), if anyone needs some information on how to attach the welts and the pockets, I have saved a few photos as I went along.
I used white satin, which my sewing machine refused to overlock neatly. I simply could not find the correct setting for that job. It creased a lot, and hundreds of hours of ironing later, the jacket still looked a tiny bit creased.
As the jacket was pretty bland, I have cut some lace manually from lace bought by metre and I attached it sewing it by hand. I have further embellished it with beads applied in the centre of the flowers and along sleeve lines.
The jacket has a large round neckline, front seam pockets and wide raglan sleeves.
The project is incredibly easy to make taking into consideration the fact that it is, at the end of the day, a jacket!
The jacket in the photographs is cut for a UK size 14.
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