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navy jacket

Added Apr 20, 2010

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






This is a jacket 130 by Burda 10/2009. It took me over two months to make and it´s still not really finished due to the horrible ruined lining. Bur I wear it anyway.
It was difficult for me to make this; I just did almost everything twice (especially making the pockets and collar took me a long time). And I hemmed it three times ( I couldn´t decide how long I wanted it, in the end I shortened it quite a lot).
All in all, lots of seam ripping, lots of hand sewing. And I´m not sure I like the sleeves… I kind of wish I made “normal” sleeves.
I made many many mistakes. I don´t super love it, but I think it´s ok, considering I´m a total novice. I have to admit, it was too complicated pattern for me to make. But the fabric (beautiful navy woolen material) was free, so I thought, there´s nothing to lose! :) And I like it looks a bit “army”, or at least I hope.

Material Notes

woolen navy suiting, interfacing, acetate lining, buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Military
Blends, Suiting, Wool

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  • Maya_kuzman_large

    Apr 26, 2010, 12.23 PMby sewella

    I love your new jacket! Judging from the pics it looks hip to me! You are being a little too hard on yourself and should actually pat yourself on the shoulder (!) for a job well done!

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      Apr 26, 2010, 06.41 PMby janul

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! :) I wish I could take better pictures; these are so blury and dark and small… but I tried! I wear the jacket, but I´m not satisfied with some things on it… maybe I´ll try to fix it some time.

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    Apr 20, 2010, 11.37 PMby rifka

    You did very well! I’m going to have to look up this pattern and give it a try. Don’t be so hard on yourself, I would never had guessed that it was not professionally made. Looks wonderful.

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    • Naburdaprofil_large

      Apr 21, 2010, 08.08 AMby janul

      Thank you :). I will probably take it apart once again and will try to fix some of the things…

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    Apr 20, 2010, 02.39 PMby sixgunsally

    Love it! It looks great on you. I really like the finished length and certainly the sleeves. This jacket is on my list of things to do. Have the pattern cut out but haven’t gotten to it yet.

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    • Naburdaprofil_large

      Apr 20, 2010, 06.11 PMby janul

      Thanks and good luck with yours! I would really like to see your version!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 02.30 PMby carottesauvage

    Oh yep, so you can’t sew.. uh? Who cares about the lining in the end and the navy material for free ! Well done!

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    • Naburdaprofil_large

      Apr 20, 2010, 06.10 PMby janul

      Thanks, well, it was a bit dissapointing that I can´t do it exactly how I want it…

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    Apr 20, 2010, 02.15 PMby kelerabeus

    This is one cool jacket! You should wear it with pride and telling everyone that you made it by yourself ;)

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    • Naburdaprofil_large

      Apr 20, 2010, 06.10 PMby janul

      Thank you :)

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