|Burdastyle January, 2012, jacket #107|
|back view with seam|
That two piece sleeve was a first for me. I learned:
- mark your notches carefully, because the sleeve seams do not match up with the side seams, and
- it's really hard to mark your notches carefully on this fabric
|Lime green lining|
I trawled the internet to find something to supplement Burda's terse instructions on bagging the lining and ended up with a Threads tutorial that helped immensely. It was still a
Burdastyle wanted me to add big patch pockets and a ruffle at the neckline.
|Line drawing from Burda site - you can buy the pattern there if you want|
Besides being kind of bulky and a pain to handle, my fabric had a definite wrong side, so I couldn't get the ruffle thing to happen either. I've decided I kind of like the clean look of the plain neckline though.
Plus, I'm a knitter with an extensive collection of scarves and cowls, so I can fluff up the neckline easy as pie.
In short, Lucy steered me straight. This is a great pattern and I highly recommend it for a first coat. I have some blue wool in stash that I think I'll earmark for the jacket-length version of this baby. Definitely with pockets next time.
My pattern review is on PatternReview.com here.