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Wool Cashmere Hikaru

Added Mar 28, 2010

by feldmantcat

Nashua, New Hamp...






This was my first attempt at a Burda pattern, and it was by far one of the easiest, well drafted patterns I have worked with yet. I already have a lined wool pea coat for winter, but I wanted a jacket that I could wear in fall and spring, when the temps are cool but not freezing. I stuck with the original design, only grading it down to a 32 and shortening the length of the peplum to fit me (I’m short but my waist was in the right location from the original pattern). I wanted to use the same amount of buttons on the front, but I couldn’t find 14 of them so I had to use only 10. The buttons on the front are 20mm, the rest (shoulders, pockets, and cuffs) are 18mm.

Material Notes

Charcoal gray wool-cashmere-polyester blend. This fabric has a luxurious soft hand with quite a bit of stretch – I am not sure exactly what it is or how it was woven, but the wrong side is similar to the wrong side of some power stretch fleece. Because the fabric had so much stretch, I used a steam iron to shrink it down after cutting the pieces out, which gave this a very close fit. For the lining, I used a polyester stretch woven that also had a fair amount of stretch.




Garment Type
Cashmere, Wool

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    Jan 12, 2012, 07.22 PMby Lauri Strandell

    What pattern number is this coat. It looks sooooooo great!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 12.07 PMby amarie

    The fit is perfect!

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    May 2, 2010, 03.11 PMby kleinfee

    Wow, absolutely great. The jackett looks perfect on you.

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    Mar 31, 2010, 11.31 AMby feldmantcat

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    Mar 31, 2010, 03.47 AMby smallone

    oh this is such a great fit, the joy of making your own clothes. I followed you’re grading link but it just put me back here….would love to learn grading down as Burda often comes in a 36 and I’m a 34 petite …would you mind reposting. – Thanks!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 12.13 PMby feldmantcat

    Grading down was interesting because of the numerous pattern pieces. I removed 1/4 from the front piece (not the center front), 1/4" the side front, and 1/4" from the center back, and then took 1/4" out of the side back, but did it in two places. Usually when I grade down, I am using a basic bodice with only a front and back piece. When I grade those, I remove 1/2 the total amount desired (from a 34 to a 32, remove a total of 1", since with the pattern pieces doubled =2"). I divide that 1" in half and remove 1/2" from the front and 1/2" from the back. Each 1/2" needs to be split into 3 and then removed at the shoulder seam, in the underarm seam, and at the neckline. This website shows how to do it: Resizing Patterns

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    Mar 29, 2010, 10.43 AMby sandoz18

    Love it! How easy was it to grade the pattern down to a 32?

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    Mar 28, 2010, 11.33 PMby wzrdreams

    Excellent job! I love your buttons and fabric choice. I want to make another one for myself… This pattern is so great.

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    Mar 28, 2010, 05.55 PMby nenasew

    Such beautiful jacket. Fits you like a dream.

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    Mar 28, 2010, 04.11 PMby pcvalery

    So nice! Love the fabric choice

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    Mar 28, 2010, 03.01 PMby Peter Lappin

    Love it! (Do you have a spider on the ceiling or something? LOL)

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    Mar 28, 2010, 02.49 PMby cocoon

    Waw! It looks great!!!

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