Sunday, January 5, 2014

Burda 7236--The Black Twill Jacket

I FINALLY finished this jacket! I cut it out in this Summer and got a bit preoccupied with other projects so it got pushed to the back burner. So glad I did, I think it turned out really cute. The good thing about the delay is I got to work with Mr. Jim, aka Gentleman Jim, my tailoring teacher (his blog is HERE) to learn a few of his tailoring tips/suggestions. Overall this was an easy sew. This isn't the first jacket I made but it is the first of this type I've made for myself. There's more jackets planned for my immediate future but more on that later. Here's my review......(BTW I paired this jacket with the leopard print skirt I made HERE).


Burda 7236

Time to Sew:  
Truthfully I sorta lost count since it took so long. I'd imagine it's anywhere from 8-10 hours.

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
About a 6


Pattern Description:
Jacket with standard collar and yoke.

Pattern Sizing:
Size 12, graded to 14 at the hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part. I skipped some of them and used the advice from my tailoring teacher and other sources.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVED the standing collar and yoke and the topstitching around both!!!

Fabric Used:
Black stretch cotton twill (a serious lint magnet) and a multicolored charmeuse satin for the lining.




Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Shortened the center back 1"---my usual short waist pattern change
-Omitted pocket bag and used satin fabric to make welts.
-I made buttons visible.
-Lengthened the sleeve about 3"

What would you do differently next time?:
Nothing, I made all the changes I wanted with this version.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes! 

Wardrobe Versatility:
This jacket can be paired with everything from a jacket, dress, skirt, etc....


Conclusion:
Cute jacket!

15 comments:

  1. It was so worth the wait Victoria! I love this jacket especially with the leather detail on the pockets! Thanks for the comment on my blog I'll be watching you this year for inspiration to

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  2. Great jacket! And so versatile, as you mention, there are so many options with which to wear this jacket. :)

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  3. This jacket is great Victoria! I love the leather detail on the pockets...

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  4. Your jacket is superb! I love the basic color, and the fun lining!! Besides, I am of the opinion that sewing should never be rushed (or at least my own sewing).

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  5. Well done! That lining is so much fun, and your welt pockets are perfect!

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  6. Great jacket, love the details.

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  7. Great work! Your jacket looks fantastic!

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  8. What a fantastic jacket. Those welt pockets are to die for!

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  9. Love the welt pockets!! Great job. I so would like to take a class from your mentor!

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  10. The outside looks all smart and sophisticated, but then you open it up and the inside is all funky! It's awesome!

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  11. Hi Victoria, Happy New Year. This jacket is seriously great. Love the style, and the lining is fantastic. You have encouraged me to pull it out of my pattern pile :)

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  12. Outstanding job!! Love all the details; the lining is beautiful!

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  13. This is just crazy gorgeous. Congrats on finishing it!! Like everyone else, I am in love with the pockets and that stunning charmeuse lining. Fabulous.
    Shelley

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  14. The lining is sensational! I love those little gun flaps on the shoulders, adds such a nice detail.

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