You know those competitions where you use one pattern for different looks?
I’ve got a great example to show you.
This is BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110
The shorter version of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111
Why do I make a shorter version of this same pattern? Don’t I have lots of other perfectly good patterns?
Well, I had a toile …
And.. I knew that just a little bit of work would give me a wearable garment.
That contrast collar was a design choice led by necessity (I didn’t have enough of the IKEA fabric left). It’s hot pink, because you all encouraged me. And I love it!
Pattern: BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110
Size: 34-42, I made a 42 with no alterations
Fabric: The outer fabric is cotton canvas from IKEA, perfect for curtains, cushions and other upholstery uses. The collar and facing is a cotton twill , and its lined with Sunsilky – a polyester lining with good breath-ability.
Isn’t that collar ridiculous?!
I didn’t use any interfacing – the IKEA fabric has incredible body. I might regret this later. The cotton twill is a bit soft.
I added an inner pocket because the jacket was a bit short for usable side seam pockets.
Of course this jacket started off as a coat toile.
I chopped off my toile at the cutting line for the jacket, plus a hem.
Because of the slight flare in the skirt part of the coat, turning up the hem required a little bit of gathering. I could have unpicked, reshaped the pieces and resewn all the seams, but that seemed more fiddly than necessary.
The gathering worked well, and is all hidden under the bagged lining anyway.
The cut off lower skirt then was sliced into strips for the belt. Because of the seams in this design, the belt has lots of joins, and it’s not completely on grain.
I’m in two minds about the belt as a tie belt. I think I’ll add a buckle and make it more like a trench coat belt.
The other problem with using the toile was the sleeve length. I’d cut them out to length – so there was no hem allowance added.
I got around this by cutting out a separate facing and then sandwiching this to the outer fabric with a black bias binding.
No loss of length, a firm faced hem and nice black bound edge
How much fun is this jacket?!