NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Zip Jacket

Added Dec 3, 2013

by PennyMac

Bristol, United ...






My version of Burda Jacket with Front Zipper 09/2011 #102

Love this pattern, it goes together quite easily, although you do need to pay attention to marking and matching the centre fronts or it could all go horribly wrong.
I made some changes – first (and most obviously) I had to change the pattern from Petite to … whatever not-petite should be called (‘normal’ sounds a bit judgmental!). That was pretty easy after I’d searched the web a bit. I just lengthened all the pattern pieces to match the ‘normal’ (sorry) lengths given in the Burda size charts using the horizontal lines on this grading tutorial (

Then I had to grade the pattern up a size, using that tutorial again.

Then I had to do a bust adjustment so the jacket would zip up comfortably – if I wanted a jacket I can’t close I would buy ready-to-wear! I have the DVD “Full Busted?: Sew Clothes That Fit! by Marta Alto and Pati Palmer” which I can’t recommend highly enough.

That was a bit of a marathon, and by the time I’d finished the pattern was more sticky tape than tissue!

I also lined the jacket with a rather lovely jaquard satin lining.

I’m really happy with the finished product, I only wish I’d interlined it, because now the cold weather’s setting in I can’t wear it all the time.

One odd thing – I lengthened the sleeves when converting from petite, when I graded up a size and after I’d tried on the muslin, but I still think the sleeves are a bit short.

Material Notes

Outer – cotton/spandex not-quite-velvet, not-quite-cord
Lining Poly/viscose satin




Garment Type

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 2013-11-28_10_32_23_large

    Dec 9, 2013, 02.22 PMby PennyMac

    Thank you. It is sort of geeky, but I really enjoy altering patterns.

  • Temp_logo2_large

    Dec 6, 2013, 03.07 PMby Kovu

    beautiful jacket!! i love the surprise fun lining : ) I can’t believe you did all those pattern alterations!! I always get frustrated, claps to you for sticking with it

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it