This was the final pattern I auditioned this summer for the beautiful yellow roses fabric. And it’s a winner.
So. Why haven’t I actually made it up? Well. Timing. March seemed the wrong time to make a spring coat for an Australian sewist.
But I do very much love my trial version.
I used an African wax print cotton and made the pattern 5 cm longer than the jacket length (style #102, not shown in the line drawing) but with the coat length 3/4 length sleeves. The largest size is 44 so I drafted out to a size 46. A size 44 probably would’ve been fine
No lining, no interfacing.
Of course I absolutely adore it anyway!
It is the absolute best to wear with a wide and oddly shaped long dress (can you tell I’ve become a woman of a certain age?!) on a night out with my very stylish friend M from Nonsuch.
It’s also been worn to work. More times than is probably healthy.
It’s one of those garments which gets unsolicited compliments every time it’s worn. It’s the print. It’s almost indigenous Australian art like. I get that comment too. And that’s my cue to tell them about African wax prints. Never let an opportunity pass for textile education!
I added patch pockets. Just letting you know in case you hadn’t noticed my hands shoved into them in the photos above. Pockets are always a good idea. It was also fun pattern matching them. Really, they’re stealth patch pockets.
I also couldn’t resist adding one of KATMs awesome labels to the sleeve cuff.
Other important details are that all the seams were flat felled and bias binding was used on the hems and facings
Great pattern. Remind me to use it again in September!
15 thoughts on “The spring coat I haven’t made yet: BurdaStyle 03/2010 #101”
That’s really worked beautifully. I think the proportions are spot on.
Thanks. I hope it works as well as a longer coat. But that’s a problem for future Liz
I think the longer length will look very classic as opposed to funky – which would be a good match for your beautiful rose fabric
This looks fantastic as a jacket, and the print is stunning. Bummer, my subscription didn’t start until following month.
That’s a really wonderful fabric design, I love it! Very versatile too as it looks so different depending on what colour you draw on for your skirt or pants.
It has surprised me how many outfits it works with even though it’s such a strong print in its own right. Very happy about that!
Love it! Great choice of fabric for it too!
What a great jacket and lovely finishing for a “trial” garment. I can understand why you wear it lots.
The more I sewed the clearer it became that this was going to be wearable. Finishing it nicely was an easy decision.
this is great, but can’t wait for the yellow roses version
No pressure then?!
LOL – oh yes, all the pressure! x
Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
🌳 HI SISTERS, NATURE INSPIRES ALL SORT OF ART (OAK LEAVES) AND THIS PIECE IS USEFUL FOR NEXT AUTUMN TOO.
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