Women's Tailored Jacket

Added Jun 28, 2010

By burdastyle

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Description

There’s something empowering about wearing a tailored jacket, especially one which you have made for yourself. Say hello to the Jorinde jacket, complete with front yokes, top-stitching, flap pockets and guess what? This pattern is FREE!
For today’s Androgynous variation we adjusted the pocket flaps to be straight- not curved as the pattern piece indicates. We chose a subtle gray wool suiting fabric, a light silk lining and muted shell buttons. This jacket style looks great with high-waist trousers or thrown over a dress on a cool summer night…
Styling Notes: “I wanted to show this jacket in an androgynous fashion. I paired the jacket with tough looking high-waist Balenciaga trousers and a more demure ivory silk vintage blouse. The hat was made for a friend in Denmark and adds an alluring silhouette to almost anything you wear it with.” -alison

Material Notes

Self: 2 yards (1m 90 cm) Lining: 56“ (1m 40cm) wide, 58“ (1m 45cm) long

Difficulty

Advanced

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Business, Classic, Preppy, Rock
Material
Silk, Suiting, Wool

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    Aug 30, 2011, 02.11 PMby luanneluan

    很美很有范儿啊……

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    Jul 25, 2010, 10.14 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    i have been meaning to make this for a while and have only just started but i have encountered some comments on various burdastyle patterns that they dont have accurate sizing, i was wondering if someone who has made it could help me out and let me know if the sizing is accurrate or i need to make a size smaller/larger thanks x

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    Jul 12, 2010, 04.11 PMby catyblue

    It is a nice jacket, not sure if it’s me but it is cute and free which is fantastic! I know a lot of people have complained about the fitting, but as this is a boyfriend styled garment I think it is supposed to be this way, like boyfriend jeans are not supposed to fit either

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    Jul 2, 2010, 07.36 AMby sandrasews

    Love it. Exactly my style.

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    Jul 2, 2010, 12.32 AMby Aldana Peluso

    sorry, but i will copy the model’s hair LOL sorry but I like it, i dont like the jacket =(

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    Jul 1, 2010, 06.22 PMby wzrdreams

    With all the comments about the fit i have to wonder…. Does Burdastyle fit a muslin on the model? I’m guessing the answer is no since model bookings are expensive.

    Perhaps Burdastyle could do more projects that use the team members as the models (Alden, Nora, Hikaru, Alison, David etc…) and perhaps (hint hint) they could include some information about achieving personalized fit for the individual model.

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      Jul 5, 2010, 02.49 PMby ncn6

      I’d love to see some fit tutorials, both about how to alter for personalized fit and about what you should be aiming for when you’re fitting. Sounds silly, but sometimes I have a hard time telling when something is actually fitting well and when it needs to be adjusted.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 09.42 PMby Daniel Parker

    I love the fit, personally I think its so chic

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      Jul 1, 2010, 02.48 PMby elguanche

      hmmmm I think that it does not realy fit well :-/

      and the most important: the arms are tooooo short and they don’t fall well.

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      Jul 1, 2010, 05.31 PMby woman

      oo hmm personally i like the length of the arms, think they are just about right for ze ladies, nothing like a bit of wrist cleavage showing haha.. as for the fit, well i guess it seems to look more like a casual fit rather than a super tailored fit.. which is why i thought of doing it in a size smaller one day..

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      Jul 2, 2010, 06.52 AMby elguanche

      well maybe… but I can’t believe that anybody would buy this one if it had been made by a real tailor ;-)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 11.14 AMby woman

    my gawsh i think i almost had an orgasm looking at the cutting and the seams of the pieces, especially what the back looks like. not a fan of the large pocket flaps, but nevertheless it’s an awesome jacket.. hope i’ll get the courage to sew this one day, probably go a size smaller to make it fit more?

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    Jun 30, 2010, 12.56 AMby angel6

    love all the interaction and varied opinions, keep up the work,people forget that patterns require a lot of work to fit well

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    Jun 29, 2010, 07.47 PMby nancykarpengmailcom

    It doesn’t fit very well and it isn’t sewn all that well either.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 08.03 PMby wzrdreams

      Criticism is constructive only when it is specific. In this case I would suggest pressing the bust dart over a tailors ham, testing and adjusting the thread tension (especially for the pocket flaps) and being careful not to over press the seam allowances. You would be amazed at how often I see these very issues on RTW suits. Luckily, we have control of our own creations and we are here to learn how to perfect our skills.

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      Jul 1, 2010, 02.49 PMby elguanche

      thank youuuuuuu :D for sharing my opinion ;-)

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      Jul 1, 2010, 02.49 PMby elguanche

      uppps, my thank was on nancykarpen :D

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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.10 PMby sunnilj9

    What a great pattern! And now that it’s in a new light, its even more appealing! I have to say that I find restyles great. In fact, I wish that more companies including the major commercial pattern companies would restyle some of their patterns. Its so nice to see something done up in fresh and current fabrics with maybe a great accessory added here or there.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 08.27 AMby gillthecat

    isnt it said that there is no such thing as the original though a famous quote,, canny remember who from,, restyles are all that fashion is, just the same things slightly altered,, differnt scale fabric but its all been done befor,, apart from boob tubes,, and really they have different rules specially for them !! so i think any free stuff is cool, and the burda patterns from the magazines seem a good idea to me,, i subscribe to the mag , but usualy only make a couple of things so doesnt work out cheaper,, i think the site is bloody great,, makes you feel part of a big village rather than in the middle of knowhere like i am in australia,, i love it keep up good work, and the jacket,, well i like it but i have about 40 projects in my mind ahead of it,, ho hum no time plenty of enthusiasm

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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.50 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    Also if anyone has made this pattern…. were the shoulder pads necessary? if so is there a simple way to alter the pattern so that they aren’t because i am only 15 and i think shoulder pads are a little too grown up for me lol

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      Jun 29, 2010, 03.47 PMby alisondahl

      I don’t think the shoulder pads are necessary, although what they do is create a nice stiff line at the shoulder and sleeve head. By simply omitting them you can create a less severe look- there isn’t really anything you need to do to change the pattern. You could put some reinforcing (like interfacing) at the sleeve head for structure though…

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      Jun 29, 2010, 07.50 PMby nancykarpengmailcom

      Some sort of shoulder pad is necessary in a tailored jacket for support. If it shows shoulder pads you need to use them or you need to reduce both the height of the shoulder and the sleeve cap. But you do need some sort of support in a tailored jacket, even if it’s a minimal pad.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 08.10 PMby wzrdreams

      I have to agree with nancykarpen…. there is extra space drafted into a pattern that is meant to have shoulder pads. Without a pad the shoulder will collapse and you may get wrinkling around the under arms. Pads come in all shapes and thicknesses though so don’t worry that you must get a boxy linebacker shoulder. If you really want to eliminate the pad, you should make a muslin and pinch out the excess from the shoulder seam and sleeve cap…. but it isn’t really a quick alteration.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.45 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    i found this free pattern today and i just had to join this site so i could make it myself. I am so excited to add my own details. Will definately be looking forward to any new projects. Also I dont think it is boxy at all, it is just the right amount of femininity! x] The styling is just like out of a fashion magazine lol

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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.22 AMby chadrific

    Awesome, not like I NEED another blazer…but I was just thinking about making one with some scrap fabric I have….oh it’s on <3

    I’ll tackle this next week!!! Yay!!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.42 AMby meegie-moo

    I’ll be trying this for sure!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.27 AMby juebejue

    wow, this is lovely! I never really thought about making a jacket out of that pattern, but now i am looking at this pattern in a totally different way! hmm, i cant wait for fall to come!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 01.27 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    There has been a lot of negativity on this site lately, how about some positive thoughts huh? This is a cute restyle guys and on trend, a great inspiration that shows you don’t need to own 100 jacket patterns for 100 different jacket types, sometimes an added detail here and there or a little basic redrafting and a change to fabric creates an entirley new look! :) A little while ago people were complaining about not enough free patterns, well this is great inspiration for all sewers of another fantastic FREE pattern, well done guys! xx

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    Jun 29, 2010, 12.59 AMby oonaballoona

    wow, the material on this take totally made me look at the pattern like i’d never seen it before. i may actually have to attempt a jacket now…. curse you, allison dahl! :)

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    Jun 28, 2010, 11.18 PMby tinybows

    i absolutely adore the styling!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 10.20 PMby paranoire

    the jacket looks so box-ey :/ I’d love to see some definition, even in an androgynous style…

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    Jun 28, 2010, 08.01 PMby laura011293

    wow!! i love it!! im just starting to sew but i cant way to the day when i finally make my own boyfriend blazer:D

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    Jun 28, 2010, 06.54 PMby Jodi Wade

    What a difference a new fabric can make! I really like this version. It makes me see the pattern in a new light.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 05.31 PMby Olivia Anne

    so stoked to make this

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    Jun 28, 2010, 05.25 PMby sewdelightful

    I always felt that this site was created to inspire. I don’t mind at all when Burda Style posts a restyle of a previous pattern. It lets me see that pattern with just enough of a difference to get me thinking a little more creatively. Some times I don’t like the original of a posted pattern and then later, I see a remake of it and I like it. Reminding me to think outside of the box and that the patterns serves as a base line and sewing it is to make it my own.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.51 PMby lala86

    ok but isn’t that collar tutorial refered to the original pattern? how do we sew this variation? please help! I can see many changes as the piece at the shoulder that are not in the original Eva pattern.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 05.33 PMby burdastyle

      You’re completely right: There was a technical issue with pattern the link, which has been fixed. The correct pattern download is located at the top of the page and here as well: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/jorinde

      sorry about that!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 05.38 PMby lala86

      thanks Burdastyle!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.41 PMby jimmorrisongirl

    I’m downloading it RIGHT NOW! This is really cute and has tons of potential.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 03.01 PMby hannnc

    I love how different a jacket can look based on the material type !! i was excited that this was a new jacket pattern, and took me a minute to realise it’s an oldie. It’s got me thinking about this pattern again. A possibility when i get the next few projects done.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 02.50 PMby amytb

    wait…isnt this the jorinde jacket with flat pocket flaps? Im waiting for burdastyle to start posting some original non-burda magazine patterns. pleeeeease!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 02.59 PMby queenorivers

      It’s actually eva that’s been altered. And yeah new patterns are the best way for a company to make money I thought?

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      Jun 28, 2010, 05.09 PMby alisondahl

      If only we had endless funds for production right now- but we don’t. We’re feeling the repercussions of this recession just as much as anyone else and to be frank, I have to be creative about what we DO have. And what is that? A vast catalog of inspiring, wonderful patterns. As the Creative Director of BurdaStyle I have to work with what we’ve got. It’s extremely expensive to produce just 1 pattern. I love this jacket pattern and think it is important to show the various ways one can interpret a pattern, as there are endless possibilities within a single pattern. It hurts me to find these negative comments just as much as it frustrates you to not have brand new products each week. I am working hard to stay inspired amidst this community and trying my best to keep things fresh. I think patterns are extremely valuable and full of potential. We are celebrating what we’ve already accomplished until we have the budget to bring our new ideas to light.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 05.15 PMby wzrdreams

      Yes, this is the Jorinde pattern, not the Eva pattern. The pocket flap has been slightly modified, but that looks like the only change based on the photos.

      Alison, I think you are doing a lovely job with the restyles. They serve as a reminder that a classic style has many possibilities and design is really about imagination and choices. It is creativity & inspiration that bring me back to this site, not just the patterns.

      Just an idea; I would love to see a restyle for one of the jacket patterns in an unlined summer weight fabric such as seersucker, linen, or denim.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 06.10 PMby ghainskom

      wzrddream, what a great idea! Unlined and finished Hong Kong style! I can see it!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 07.22 PMby queenorivers

      Did I accidentally mark wzrdreams inappropriate? If so sorry I didn’t mean to!

      I doubt anyone wants to upset people but I don’t mind restyles so much but every week for weeks and weeks it is something frustrating. The hat tutorial was really good and because it’s something new it went down well perhaps burda could go down the smaller tutorials road until they get back on their feet?

      Also not to be harsh but people post their opinions on every side of all subject matters on the internet. I wouldn’t take it hurtfully.

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