After the success of the ‘Valentino red’ jacket I was ready to try the other version that Burda offered – full length sleeves, longer length and a stand collar.
Burda made their version in a fake fur. I had a knit boucle from emmaonesock waiting in my stash to be used.
Same same but different. Maybe? I really loved the boucle but strode in undeterred by possible failure! Like much of my sewing…
I interfaced the yoke, the back, the stand collar, the pocket flaps and around the armscyes as previously but, apart from folding out both the neck and bust darts, treated the knit as if it was a woven.
The stand collar seems a bit high for short waisted and short necked me, so I took about 1 cm of the height of the stand collar. It’s still quire substantial.
And continuing in the theme of treating the knot like a woven, I lined the coat with a black non stretch woven lining and faced the front edges and neck with a black linen nylon woven.
The facing being in a plain black fabric was mainly because of fabric restrictions. But it was probably a good idea, even if I had enough fabric, because it reduced bulk.
I backed the pocket flaps with this same plain black woven too. For the same reason. the pockets are also in this plain black woven fabric
All the seam edges were overlocked and then hand sewn flat (apart from the armscyes and the pocket openings). I was trying to ensure all the seams remained as flat as possible in this crazy fabric.
Lots of hand sewing love in this garment!
Buttonholes? Don’t be crazy I told myself! Use big snaps instead! But the only big snaps I could access in black were not very black.
So I covered them in my linen nylon facing fabric.
Now they look intentional rather than an afterthought.
Of course I only covered the ‘female’ part of the snaps. The male bits are naked …
I followed Burda’s advice for their boucle version and cut the yoke and pocket flaps out running the other way. I like it!
I’m calling this one a success.
Gorgeous and snuggly to wear too!
I had quite a bit of success with this pattern collection for 2008. Perhaps I should I make some of the other designs? I particularly like the knit dress.
Do other sewists make “old” Burda patterns? Or am I just stuck in the recent past?