The last blog post on the Garment a month series that I started with this jacket. It’s finished and I’m very pleased with the fit and the style.
In a box of old buttons I found 4 identical buttons that could be used. I only used 3 of them. Perhaps my mother knows where they originally came from as I don’t have a clue. Most of the buttons in this particular box are very old, dating back to when my mother still sewed. And that’s a long time ago.
In these photos you can see a bit more of the detail of how the bow is attached (not really a bow, but don’t know how to call it, ties?) . It’s stitched between the the body and the facing. I don’t clip the point where the bow meets the bodice, as the instructions tell you. I gradually move the seam inward. I forgot to take a photo when I was making the bow, but have a photo of a similar construction from another project I recently made.
This shows you how I did the bow. Stitched right sides together and keeping the part where it’s attached to the neckline open. When turned Burda tells you to cut, which I prefer not to do. (Photo only for illustration, is another project!)
A few final notes on the jacket and the pattern: I loved making it, all the parts went together well and the fit is as I expect it to be with Burda patterns. The fabric used is linen, a souvenir from a holiday two years ago in France (oh, how I wish to be able to travel again, I’m especially missing my sewing friends abroad).
The welt pockets are real pockets in my jacket. The instructions are for mock ones, which I don’t get. If you made the double welts, you’ve conquered the difficult part. It’s a very small step to make the pocket.
As described in my first post on this jacket, I need a full bust adjustment. In a comment I was asked why I did not use a larger size, because I added quite a bit. The reason for not using a larger size is that then the back and shoulders will be too wide.
The only other change I did to the pattern was making it 3 cm longer above the waist, which is my default change for Burda patterns.
I hope you liked this series of posts on one garment only. Would love to hear from you in the comments. For me it’s thinking about my next project now and also what the February garment of the month will be!
A photo taken about a week ago. A clear sky coming up after a cloudy morning.