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?

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....

Cute jacket!


  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

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

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

  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).

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

  6. Great jacket, love the details.

  7. Great work! Your jacket looks fantastic!

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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.

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


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