This wool fabric was a gift from a friend a few years ago. Over the years my friend Lise has gifted me with some beautiful fabrics. I always look for just the right pattern to showcase the fabric and add to my “Lise Collection” in my wardrobe. I loved the fabric and was anxious to sew it but I just could not find the right pattern. I was close to cutting the fabric many times but would change my mind at the last minute. I’m glad I waited because I LOVE this jacket.
The magazine shows the jacket in a poplin. I thought it would be fun to sew it up in a nice wool. It’s not the typical fabric you would picture for this sporty style.
The jacket has a lot of great design elements. I like the oversized patch pockets, front zipper and the pleat in the back very much.
The pattern does not call for lining but I chose to line my jacket. I also underlined the wool fabric with Kona cotton to provide stability. I’m not a fan of elastic cuffs and often change the sleeves when sewing a jacket with elastic at the sleeves. In this case I thought the wide elastic cuffs would compliment the style well. I’m glad I kept the original design.
I think the jacket has a great shape. I like the way it fits very much.
The pattern was part of the “Sewing Lesson” section of the Burda Style magazine so it had illustrations and detailed instructions which were very helpful. The pattern was well drafted and the jacket was a pleasure to sew.
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