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Back to the Roots: BURDA Quilted Jacket with Leather Inserts

Added Nov 6, 2013

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






With this project I go back to my sewing origins: Burda!
The jacket should have come into existence already in february, but some other projects and the summer intervened :-)

A few weeks ago I looked to the craftsy.com video „The Quilted Jacket“. It wasn´t my intention to sew such thing, but the video made me so curious, that I absolutely wanted to try this technique.

As a batting I used a rather thin interface I had since many years in my stash. The black lining is also polyester from the same oooold stash. So the jacket consists unfortunately of polyester (excepting the leather), but I wanted to make use of these old scraps.

The fit is wonderful, I didn´t have to change anything! (this is refreshing after the fitting work for almost all my projects until now).
The pattern parts are quilted separately and afterthere are sewn together. The leather is not quilted, I just sticked the lining to the leather using wonder tape.

I used Hong Kong finish for all seam allowances. This is almost my first time with this thing and I didn´t manage it perfectly, but I learned from this experience.
I also bound the zipper with a black gift ribbon(!) from my collection, bevor I stitched it to the jacket. It looks nicer this way :-)

The most difficult thing was the horizontal seam in the middle, where in some places 4 layers of leather lye upon each other. My Pfaff striked and I had to do this by hand. Together with the Hong Kong finish it took me a whole saturday – for a single seam!

With the pants I already have sewn in february I now have a pantsuit! I´m very pleased with the result, although it isn´t perfect in all details. The thing that most troubles me is the middle back peplum: it waves because of the stiff leather on both sides. I had had to underlay it with some stiff interface… but now I don´t have a solution (my hubby proposed to just cut out a little bit, it shludn´t be a big thing… :-))

I now like the inside more than the outside :-) especially the Hong Kong finish in a contrasting colour is very interesting – I think I must sew another jacket in this style!

Material Notes

Polyester & Leather




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Leather/Fur, Polyester


Burda Peplum Jacket

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    Nov 23, 2013, 12.44 AMby slmnstyle

    Fantastic! I love the quilting detail, and the interior seam work, all terrific!

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      Nov 23, 2013, 04.09 PMby cris orange

      thank you! the seam work could be more perfect, I have to work on this. But for my first time I am content.

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    Nov 22, 2013, 09.39 PMby GULSEN GOKSEL

    Huge effort, worth result. Very good.

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    Nov 14, 2013, 07.07 PMby SassyT

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    Nov 10, 2013, 02.42 AMby smallone

    OMG! this is beyond awesome, best thing on Burdastyle to date IMHO.

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      Nov 10, 2013, 12.48 PMby cris orange

      Thank you for this BIG compliment! :-)

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    Nov 8, 2013, 04.52 PMby Nähsalon

    Hello Cris! Stunning piece of your collection, just as always! Awesome look, perfect finish, i don`t know what to say! Sincerely, Nähsalon

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      Nov 8, 2013, 11.12 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Nähsalon for your lovely comment! Perfect is a big word, it is always one step ahead and you can never reach it :-)

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    Nov 7, 2013, 07.37 PMby asperge11

    Wow! Very cool!

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    Nov 7, 2013, 06.27 PMby Kocotte

    I love everything, it is so beautifull. I think that I will buy this pattern

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      Nov 7, 2013, 09.46 PMby cris orange

      yes, that would be great, the pattern is really nice and fits very well and gives you the opportunity of playing with different fabrics.

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    Nov 7, 2013, 05.29 PMby turtlegirl00

    This is AMAZING!! gorgeous inside and out. I love the fit and i love the modern vibe of a traditional quilted jacket. perfecto!!!

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      Nov 7, 2013, 09.44 PMby cris orange

      thank you! well, the quilting is unfortunately not really visible on the outside… one more reason why I like the inside more than the the outside :-)

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    Nov 7, 2013, 01.47 PMby Bbtiny

    another great work and I love the fact that you can wear it inside out as well! wow, so much work…

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      Nov 7, 2013, 03.41 PMby cris orange

      Thank you so much! but I can´t really wear it inside out, because in my opinion, the Hong Kong finish is not perfect enough. And also the zipper isn´t reversible. So I have to sew another jacket :-)

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    Nov 7, 2013, 01.04 PMby marielaure

    whoua!! love the combination jacket+pants ! and the print on the fabric as well as the bright blue is so modern and dynamic. really well done.

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      Nov 7, 2013, 03.39 PMby cris orange

      Thank you! I indeed love this electric blue too :-)

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    Nov 7, 2013, 04.08 AMby rita61

    Nice pantsuit! The fit is great!

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    Nov 7, 2013, 02.35 AMby kah

    Very cool!

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    Nov 6, 2013, 11.14 PMby Mary Athey

    Stunning cris!! You should be sashying down a catwalk in this outfit as you look amazing!! Words fail me and believe me being irish i could talk the hind legs of a donkey lol. I love everything about this and it just screams designer it’s that good!!! Is’nt a hong kong finish a binding over the seams?? The inside of your gorgeous jacket is indeed as gorgeous as the outside and the trousers are cut perfectly. I am so impressed cris. Beautiful work x

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    Nov 6, 2013, 11.03 PMby Agnese More

    oh, wow …. Such a detailed work! The quilt looks super cool! I`m curious in this technique! This is the look you cant miss on streets! :)

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      Nov 7, 2013, 07.52 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Agnes! The craftsy.com video is really good in explaining this technique. I highly reconmend it :-)

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