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Jacket with Jungle Lining. Burda 10/2013 #101

Added May 12, 2014

by rita61

Chemainus, Canada






My daughter requested this jacket the day she picked up the Burda magazine in the mail! She sent me a text message, and asked me to use this fabric I had in my stash. It is a cotton woven, with a tiny pinstripe design in it. The lining is a rayon blend, and it was horrible to work with. If I even moved either fabric, it would fray. Thank you serger!!! I did not use a quilted lining, as suggested, as she wanted it for spring/fall weather. The lining print suggests a jungle theme, which she likes.

She also requested I add a hood to it. I was lucky to find a hood in the August 2010 Burda. The zippered pocket is nice and large inside, as is the side pocket. The sleeves were too wide and bulky looking, so we decreased them from the shoulder to the wrist. I thought at first that they did not allow enough length for the cords, but once the cords were adjusted on my daughter, they were plenty long enough. Thanks to my husband for installing the eyes, the snaps, and shortening the zipper. xox

Burda rates this jacket as ‘advanced level sewing, with special features’. They have the rating correct! I did not think it deserved that rating, until I started to make it. Very time consuming, and accuracy is very important in making this design. I had notes everywhere to remind me to ‘take my time’! I am happy with the outcome, and most importantly, my daughter loves it.

The photos were taken while we were waiting for the ferry. We took my daughter with us cruising for Mother’s Day weekend.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon

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    Oct 1, 2014, 10.48 AMby madamewu

    That’s so awesome! I love such jackets. You look lovely in it. :)

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      Oct 1, 2014, 10.46 PMby rita61

      Thank you. She really likes her jacket.

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    May 16, 2014, 01.44 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I guess it’s just a must-have; your daughter proved again her good taste and right choice of the pattern and matching fabric. It’s absolutely obvious that the jacket is well-designed, well-made and very comfortable to wear and it’s worthy your efforts.

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      May 17, 2014, 02.09 AMby rita61

      Thank you Oksana for your nice comments! She is enjoying her new jacket.

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    May 15, 2014, 03.40 PMby velvetribbon

    This is so nice jacket and she looks so happy wearing it :) Well done, Rita!

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      May 17, 2014, 02.11 AMby rita61

      Thanks! She was very excited for sure.

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    May 13, 2014, 11.21 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous coat rita, i love this on your daughter. Everything about this is first class from.the fabric zips etc to the lining. Great photos as well. Your daughter looks lovely x

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      May 13, 2014, 08.59 PMby rita61

      Thank you Mary for your nice comments! I was surprised with the final outcome, but very pleased. But my daughter is even more pleased!!! Isn’t it fun sewing for our daughters???

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      May 14, 2014, 05.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Fun!! Lol, stressful as well. I only have a couple of hours to finish kelseys dress to.day as i’m working day and evening and she goes on her hols saturday. Trying to pin her down for a fitting was a nightmare. I got her in the end though as she needed alterations done to another dress lol. The end results worth it. I got a text the other day from kelsey saying’what would i do without a mother like you’ if she had of left it there it would’ve been lovely!! But she added “who sews” at the end lol.x

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      May 14, 2014, 10.57 PMby rita61

      Oh so funny! Have to love the text messages!!! I cannot pin my daughter down for fittings either !!! I am looking forward to seeing that designer dress copy you made your daughter.

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    May 12, 2014, 08.12 PMby Luz Kettle

    Rita, I can see how much your daughter loves the jacket! Great modelling and wonderful craftmanship!

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      May 13, 2014, 02.45 AMby rita61

      Thank you Luz. It definitely was not a 2am project! She always played at modelling when she was younger, and follows fashion, etc.

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      May 14, 2014, 09.46 PMby Luz Kettle

      Great!, has she also started to saw as well? x

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      May 14, 2014, 10.53 PMby rita61

      She sewed during her teen years in school, but just keeps saying that I can make it for her !! hmmm…. She has one of my older machines now, and she is going to start ‘playing’ with it. Hopefully she will start sewing again!

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    May 12, 2014, 01.40 PMby kisses

    Cool jacket…like the changes made. Your daughter look so please Rita. good job!

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      May 13, 2014, 02.42 AMby rita61

      Thanks Kisses. She is really happy with it, and was surprised when I handed it to her, as she didn’t know I had finished it.

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    May 12, 2014, 12.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You’ve done a great job Rita – Bravo! :) The jacket looks very Nice on your daughter and I love the lining as well :) I’m sure she will wear it all year around!! :-)

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      May 13, 2014, 02.41 AMby rita61

      Thanks Ellen. She really likes it. When I first showed her the lining, she wanted a top out of it. I am glad I did not make a top out of it; it was horrible to work with. With the mild winters we have been getting, she will probably wear it a lot. Although she wore her cocoon coat a lot when it was colder.

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      May 13, 2014, 07.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You daughter must be very happy and proud to have a mother who can sew whatever she wants :-))

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    May 12, 2014, 07.50 AMby liliv-1

    Congrats on this rita! Your sewing is perfect and I like the changes you made to the design. All your hard work paid off-the result is wonderful!

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      May 13, 2014, 02.38 AMby rita61

      Thank you Lili; your comment means a lot to me. And thanks for favouring it! Are you going to make one? The changes made a BIG difference.

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