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Draft-it-Yourself Diamond Jacket 11/2014 #116



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Women’s jacket sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by burda style magazine.

Get warm in a hurry in this easy to sew shrug jacket. It makes a great gift and can be sewn in a flash. Use a knit fabric or faux fur for a fancier look.

This pattern is from City News collection.

Recommended Materials

Knit fabric, with widthwise pattern.

Amount of Fabrics

Knit fabric, with widthwise pattern,
width: 145 cm (57 ins)
lenth: 1.30 m (1 1/2 yds) for all sizes.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Sep 10, 2017, 05.49 PMby blueprairie

    Please, Burda, post some better instructions. I was completely at sea until I Google’d and found an explanation on this blog.


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    Nov 3, 2016, 11.38 PMby msjpelle

    I cannot figure out this pattern for the life of me even after ANR’s detailed instructions, it just does not make sense to me. Too bad as the idea was exactly what I had in mind.

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    Jun 18, 2016, 03.58 AMby Rennie Dee

    If it were not for ANR I would have been up the creek without a paddle with this pattern. The given instructions are just AWFUL. I am simply baffled yet mesmerized by ANR being able to make sense of it. Burda needs to do better. Anyway I finally figured it out by playing around with a few small fabric swatches before cutting into my real fabric. I love flowy comfy clothing and this fit the bill. It can be made in various fabrics not just knits. Anything that has a nice drape. I personally would steer clear from any fabrics that are too stiff.

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    Dec 19, 2014, 12.01 PMby Anıl Yıldırım

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    Dec 16, 2014, 06.23 PMby keericks

    @ ANR Thanks for the instructions in your comment, otherwise I would never have figured it out! The instructions I purchased were SO VAGUE that I thought the download didn’t go through properly and I was about to write to Burda and complain, but your instructions were perfect! THANKS!

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      Dec 16, 2014, 08.08 PMby ANR

      No problem! I love this so much that I was sad to see people were having a hard time with something super fun and easy. I thought the exact same thing when I saw the download! I was waiting for another page to load for a long time. :-)

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      Dec 23, 2014, 12.35 AMby live2exist

      Yes!! Thank you @ANR.
      I was so confused that I did not get an actual pattern only instructions.

      Thank you for the explanation.

      Happy sewing!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 06.09 PMby ANR

    This garment is fabulous and SO EASY!! You absolutely can make it exactly the same. I have made 5 versions already for myself and as gifts, in different types of knits and even a drapey woven. Love love love the shape. It’s like a cocoon around your body, nice for lounging or going out and about. Great with a belt, too. The directions are super vague but extremely easy once you figure it out. I used a small piece of paper to figure it out the first time, like origami! Here is the best way I have figured out how to make mine: Fold 1 1/2yds of fabric lengthwise, selvage to selvage (fabric must be min of 54 inches but wider is better!). On the SELVAGE side of one end of the folded fabric, make a mark 14.5”/37cm down from the corner. Then, from the same corner, measure across the width, make a mark at 10”/25cm. Draw a diagonal line across the corner from one mark to the other, then cut along the line so you remove a triangle piece of fabric. You will have one angled corner of the rectangle as shown in the diagram/directions. At this point I like to open the fold up and serge/edge finish all the way around the whole piece of fabric. THEN, lay the whole fabric out flat, right side up. Take the end of the fabric that was not cut, and fold it with right sides together so that the corners come down to meet the point where the triangle was cut off – basically fold cross grain back on itself, right side together. The whole thing should look kind of like an envelope with a folded square and a triangle-ish flap of fabric extending out one side. From the point where the selvage ends meet the cut/angled corner, mark 9”/23cm along the selvage (measuring back toward the folded end) on both sides. Sew this shut on both sides from the mark to the open edge, NOT toward the fold (you will have a 9” long seam that creates the armhole opening). I never add any seam allowance. I just sew with ¼” – 3/8” seam allowance and the fabric is wide enough that it doesn’t effect the fit in my case. Press open the seam allowances. If you pre-finished/serged the raw edge and you are happy with that, turn the garment right side out and PRESTO! It’s done! If you need to finish the edges further, you have to turn them back and miter the corners of the bottom flap. I used a single fold for woven fabric, top stitched with single needle. If the overlocked edge showing bugs you, use a double fold to conceal the raw edge instead. I used a double needle top stitch for knits. On my first version of this I was happy with the serged edge because it couldn’t be seen on my fabric, and since the armhole opening is the selvage edge, I didn’t do anything more to finish it – if the selvage is ugly looking you might want to turn it under or overlock it depending on your preference. I might make a version with contrast binding too!

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      Dec 18, 2014, 09.30 AMby rita61

      Oh I agree with you, it is so easy and great for snuggling up in. I used Polar fleece. My husband did the same thing, used a piece of paper. I was attempting to write out directions to post; I am so glad you did. Thanks for saving me the work. :-)

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      Jan 6, 2015, 05.04 PMby ladyweez

      ANR, thank you so much for explaining the instructions!

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      May 17, 2016, 12.37 PMby FluffyBottom

      Thank you for this explanation…! Origami was never my thing… :-p

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    Dec 13, 2014, 03.50 AMby sewing fanatic

    Will love to try this out one day in a nice print like this one x

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    Dec 3, 2014, 10.57 PMby ladyweez

    I really love this jacket but the directions are pretty useless. I can’t figure out how the instructions translate into the jacket pictured. Help! Please rewrite the instructions.

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    Nov 23, 2014, 12.50 PMby mylenelouicellier

    no valuable explanation on this pattern , impossible to get the same result as shown on the picture

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