Sunday, January 29, 2012

Burda World Of Fashion 10-2008-116

I finally finished this little knit jacket. I'm ashamed to say I started it back in November and it's taken me this long to get it done.

The magazine photo:

The technical drawing:

I used a teal green Sophia Knit from for this project. It seems pretty comparable to the ponte knit I've been getting from Hancocks, it just comes in better colors.

Burda offered the pattern in sizes 38-44. I cut a straight size 44 and made my usual petite adjustment above the bust and added 1" of length at the waist, and then I went back and did a 1/2" sway back adjustment as indicated by my muslin. The fit is pretty good. I could take the back in just a smidge for a closer fit, but I plan to use this as a layering piece, so I don't want to overfit.

I'm not thrilled with the zipper. I ended up using a black zip. I like the silver one pictured in the magazine, but I couldn't find anything remotely similar, so I just went with the black. It will have to do.

I'm pretty pleased with the finished jacket. I seem to have pretty good luck with Burda's raglan patterns. I like the princess seams combined with the raglan sleeves and the yoke. The lines of this jacket are very nice.

My only quibble is that it's hard to get a good, crisp pressed edge with this knit. It was also hard to reduce bulk at some of the seam lines, most notably at the corners of the neck yoke in front.
They don't want to lay perfectly flat when the zipper is down. Also, my zipper is just a tiny bit ripply, even though I interfaced the jacket front and the facing. Oh well, who is going to notice besides me?

Still, being made of knit, this is basically just a glorified sweat jacket. And I love it. I think I'll get a lot of use out of this over the next several months.

Did I mention it's been a little windy around here?

I hope your weekend was good. Did you get any projects finished up?


Candice said...

Great jacket! Very chic and stylish! I did get V8679 my first jacket done and M6400 top done!

modniza said...

beautiful jacket,love it!! bravissima! xoooo

Karin said...

It looks just like the magazine picture! You did a great job and I am sure it's the sort of jacket that will come in handy. Shame you couldn't find a silver zip, it would have been a great touch. It's so annoying not to find the perfect notions.

angie.a said...

This looks like something I would wear to death! You should make me one. :D

Beangirl said...

I love this!! It looks great on you and so versatile.

er... if you're making Angie one, you could just, y'know, make another.... just sayin'. ;-)

hahah! my word verification is "makin". As in, "you're totaly makin one of those fabulous jackets for me, right?"

No really, this looks fabulous on you!

Audrey said...

Lovely jacket, a very flattering style and color on you. It sure doesn't look anything like a sweatshirt jacket. Great that it is comfy like one though.

LinB said...

You may have to give up and topstitch the edges into required sharpness: knits often do not take pressing well. That's why little-old-lady-elastic-waist-pants often have a "crease" sewn down the front of the leg. It's the only way to achieve that line. On doubleknits, especially, I often topstitch the seam allowances open. I cannot beat them into submission, but by Jiminy they ain't folding shut when they've been sewn open!

Jenny said...

This looks really good on you! It's very flattering and slimming (not that you need it). I like the lines and the color.

kbenco said...

It looks terrific on you. I love the colour
I made a jacket from this pattern last winter and wore it all-the-time, so I can vouch for the usefulness!

MushyWear said...

Great knit jacket. I love how it can look casual or dressed up.

Sheila said...

That jacket looks fab on you and love the color.

Pam said...

I love this jacket. It must have slid in under my radar, because that looks like something I would have chosen to make from that issue of Burda. It is very flattering on you.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I didn't see any potential in this pattern but it turned out fantastic! Great, interesting piece.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

How did I miss this fantastic jacket! Loving this!