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Eva jacket

Added Nov 19, 2007

by lilo

Nijmegen, Nether...






My first Eva jacket. The pattern is GREAT, I love it! I used the size 46 with slight adjustments only for my belly – i.e. I used some of the seam allowance to make the jacket wider at the last 10 cm. The front darts were a bit of a challenge for me, but (with some practice on a piece of scrap fabric) once I understood the principle it went well. I wouldn’t recommend too thick fabrics though, the front darts and the collar can be problematic. I used Vlieseline H200 for the collar. In spite of the instructions, seam allowances are included (stated clearly on the pattern pieces). I had my worries about patterns having seam allowances included (in general; I am used to patterns without) but that worked out also very well. The armcye is confortable (not too small), the length is indeed flattering for a fuller or shorter figure. I lined the jacket.

Material Notes

Wool/polyester blend without stretch, tweed as contrast, light grey lining





Burdastyle for the pattern. One of my favourite patterns, I’ll use it again for sure.

Special thanks to Benedikta for asking me what I would like.

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    Nov 21, 2007, 12.06 AMby lauriana

    Looks great Lilo! Nicely matched fabric and great fit!

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    Nov 20, 2007, 08.05 PMby hjh

    I love it! It looks like a perfect sewing~ The same reason for Zora^^I would give it a try. But I’d like to grading this pattern!

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    Nov 20, 2007, 07.49 PMby tiffanyr

    Nice job on your pattern matching across the front. I just adore the contrast collar and pockets- that tweed looks like a PERFECT match!! The neckline is very pretty as well. I’ll have to put this one on my “to sew” list!

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    Nov 20, 2007, 03.12 PMby fashion1

    great job lilo! it looks fab on you!

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    Nov 19, 2007, 08.02 PMby emilykate

    I LOVE the neckline on this and you’ve done a really nice job. Those buttons are lovely.

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    Nov 19, 2007, 05.17 PMby yoshimi

    it’s gorgeous! I love your choice of fabric very much.

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    Nov 19, 2007, 02.23 PMby jj1

    Oh wow, it really came out fantastic. I love it on you.

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