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Problematic Petite

Added Oct 6, 2010

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






My first stab at a pattern from the Burda magazine. I had some issues with the fit, mostly to do with the shoulder seam angling to the back, which I guess (looking at the pattern line drawing) is a design feature. Presumably I missed that when I was tracing it out ;). It also turned out pretty small, maybe because the fabric I used was very heavy. It turned out cute in the end, however. I omitted the pockets.

Blogged in great and whiny detail here

Material Notes

A heavy wool coating from the thrift store, somewhere between a boucle and a tweed.




Garment Type
Business, Casual

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    Oct 7, 2010, 05.57 PMby Caroline Grech

    veryy niceee and a fr8 fit well donee :)

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    Oct 6, 2010, 07.51 PMby frkbustad

    It’s lovely! Looks very tailored and nice, and the petite look is great!

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.40 AMby la inglesita

    I love it! It must have been difficult to put it together using heavy fabric so congratulations because it does look amazing on you.

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    Oct 6, 2010, 06.11 AMby impqueen

    Very nice :) I’m wondering whether I bought the August Burda now…

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    Oct 6, 2010, 05.57 AMby lauriana

    Your jacket shows a great advantage of heavy wool fabric as well: it makes an impressive shape. It looks really good. However, I was wondering: was this pattern sized as a petite? I’m asking because it seems a bit short on you (jacket waist seems to sit above your waist) and ‘petite’ sizes would have a smaller back length.

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      Oct 6, 2010, 01.04 PMby tanitisis

      yes, it is. I’m pretty short waisted through the body, so I didn’t bother to lengthen it, but probably adding half an inch to the length above the waist would’ve been a good idea :).

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    Oct 6, 2010, 03.55 AMby knt831


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    Oct 6, 2010, 02.17 AMby marloncosta

    I just love it! This design looks great on wool as well as on leather! You did a amazing job with it and you look gorgeous in it!

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