This is the matching jacket to this skirt. The fabric combination is exactly the same as here. The instructions and constructions were straightforward on this pattern as well. I bought this issue because of this pattern and I must say I was not convinced when I got done. I threw it in the washing machine and gave it a press but I still wasn’t convinced. Then I sew the buttons on and now I’m still not convinced. I’m afraid if I wait until I’ve had in on a couple of times, I’ll never blog about it. So I’m doing it now. Alterations I maybe should’ve considered is using a contrasting topstiching thread, like a baby blue or silver to match the lining. Also, I wonder if I should’ve made a FBA of size 40 instead of grading it up one size to 44. I need to learn doing a FBA in the first place lol. Here goes:
I need to reposition the upper snap fastener to get rid of that minimal wrinkle under the collar. Those snap fasteners were so time-consuming to sew on. There’s something going on with the sleeves, first the sleeve seam that somehow came out wonky, and second I believe the armscye should be higher under the armpit. It feels and looks that way (look at the wrinkles). The pockets could be deeper and I’m beginning to think I should routinely deepen the pockets on Burda patterns. The armbands are tacked to the sleeves. What also bothers me is I have the feeling the jacket looks much better closed than unbuttoned. Please, let me know what you think.
All in all I think this is a pattern with great potential that’d look and feel really good in a not so casual fabric once all necessary alterations have been done. Am I going to have another go at it? Not in the near future.